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County supervisors cheer KMC-KHS merger
Bakersfield Californian

Nobody is throwing up roadblocks to the creation of the Kern County Health System Authority.

Yet. Kern County supervisors — on a 3-0 vote — approved a plan to merge Kern Medical Center with Kern Health Systems Monday, linking the county-owned hospital with the 150,000-member Medi-Cal insurance manager.

Supervisors cheered the concept.

Unions hailed the idea as a “smart move” that will lower costs and improve patient care.