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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Plan to Break Up Hospitals Alarms Council Members

Plan to Break Up Hospitals Alarms Council Members.
Post, 25 Feb 2009 (Wiggins ).
The Prince George's County Council yesterday criticized a plan that would allow a panel responsible for the sale of the county's troubled hospital system to sell pieces of it to various buyers.

After a briefing by members of the Prince George's County Hospital Authority about proposed state legislation, council member Samuel H. Dean (D-Mitchellville) argued that the plan violates an agreement the county made when it pledged, along with the state, to pay $174 million over five years to the winning bidder.

Council Chairwoman Marilynn M. Bland (D-Clinton) worried that the system's more competitive hospitals in Bowie and Laurel would be sold and the less-stable Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, the state's second-busiest trauma hospital, would be left without a buyer.
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Council member Camille Exum (D-Seat Pleasant) asked why the council was not consulted on the proposal. [More]

(Posted 25 Feb 2009)

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