Anaheim General Hospital to close

Anaheim will lose 142 hospital beds upon the closure of Anaheim General Hospital in May, according to the Orange County Register.

The hospital nearly closed two years ago after a loss of federal funds.

A memo was distributed to employees two weeks ago after the hospital’s owner, Pacific Health Corp., was cited more than $7 million from a variety of financial misdeeds including failure to pay wages.

Employees have been given 60 days notice of the May 23 closure.

The hospital was cited $16.5 million last year for billing the government for unnecessary treatment on Skid Row homeless.

In late 2010, the hospital was able to restore the federal funding that was pulled from it the year before. Six months later, however, the hospital was losing money every month and was put up for sale.

The closure comes at a time when county hospitals are preparing to serve more patients due to provisions

About Samuel Mountjoy

Sam is a senior journalism major with minors in political science and public administration. He has been working in student publications since high school. This is his third semester as a Daily Titan news editor. Before joining the Daily Titan, Sam was the editor-in-chief of The Chaparral at College of the Desert.