ONTARIO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prime Healthcare released the following statement today regarding Attorney General Kamala Harris’s decision to approve the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System hospitals:
“Prime Healthcare is thankful for the Attorney General's approval of the sale of the Daughters of Charity Health System. Prime Healthcare is committed to saving the six safety-net hospitals of the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) -- just as it has done with over 30 financially distressed hospitals across the country – and preserving their mission of care now and into the future. The conditions imposed on this sale by the Attorney General are extensive and many are unprecedented, including maintaining four hospitals as acute care hospitals and a fifth as a skilled nursing facility for a minimum of ten years. Prime Healthcare, with DCHS, will need to evaluate the viability and future stability of the DCHS hospitals under these conditions. Prime Healthcare and DCHS remain committed to ensuring a future for these hospitals that will allow them to continue their legacy of service and deliver the highest quality of compassionate care to their communities.”
About Prime Healthcare
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 32 acute-care hospitals providing more than 35,000 jobs in nine states. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. It has been recognized as among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 27 times and among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times, and is the only "10 Top Health System" west of the Mississippi. Our hospitals have been recognized by The Joint Commission among the "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" in 2014.
Prime Healthcare is dedicated to serving our patients and communities. Since 2010, our hospitals have provided more than $2 billion in charity and uncompensated care. We provide more charity care than any other hospital system in California (excluding public hospitals) and nearly double the state average. With over $800 million invested in capital improvements since 2005, we are committed to transforming all of our hospitals into award-winning centers of excellence. For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com