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Supervisors appoint hospital authority members
Bakersfield Californian

Kern County supervisors named six of the seven the members of the governing board of the Kern County Hospital Authority Tuesday.

Those people, and County Administrative Officer John Nilon, will shepherd the fledgling hospital authority through its first weeks and months and — at the beginning of July — take ownership of Kern Medical.

“This is an exciting day. I don’t know if I can wipe the smile off my face,” hospital CEO Russell Judd said. “We have been working diligently for more than two years to get to this day.”

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