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Supervisors chart hospital authority path
Bakersfield Californian

The Kern County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday blessed a year-long plan to create a hospital authority that will run Kern Medical Center.

The first step will be to pass an ordinance shaping the Kern County Hospital Authority. Supervisors will be asked to approve it Sept. 29 and finalize it Oct. 6.

A seven-member board of governors will later be appointed to run the authority. Supervisors will fill a majority of those positions — four or five.