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Kern County Hospital Authority officially comes into existence
Bakersfield Californian

The Kern County Hospital Authority drew its first breath Wednesday morning.

It was an intimate occasion during which the authority, like most newborns, focused mostly on being alive.

But the transitional board of the authority did direct Kern Medical Center CEO Russell Judd to begin collecting the data, preparing the reports and doing the legwork needed to transfer control of county-owned KMC from the County of Kern to the authority.