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Hospital Authority officially takes over KMC
Bakersfield Californian

County officials transferred Kern Medical Center to the Kern County Hospital Authority Monday morning with pomp, circumstance and celebration.

Speakers hailed the cooperation and hard work that revived a struggling county hospital that was bleeding public cash and acting as a mill-stone on county finances.

Supervisor Mick Gleason reminded meeting attendees of the history of Kern County’s hospital system, which started in a one-room adobe shack created to quarantine and treat victims of a disease outbreak.

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