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Anaheim General to close in May
Orange County Register

Anaheim General Hospital, which made a rare turnaround two years ago after a near-fatal loss of federal funds, will go out of business in May. The closure will result in the loss of 142 hospital beds at a time when Orange County hospitals are preparing to serve more patients because of the federal Affordable Care Act. An announcement memo to employees Monday came two weeks after the state Department of Labor Relations fined the hospital’s owner, Tustin-based Pacific Health Corp., more than $7 million for failing to pay wages, issuing checks that bounced and collecting insurance premiums but not paying for coverage.