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Supervisors to hear hospital authority plan
Bakersfield Californian

Kern County supervisors will get a first glance at the inner workings of the proposed Kern County Hospital Authority on Tuesday.

The current plan is to transfer control of Kern Medical Center from the Board of Supervisors to an authority by June 2016.

The action starts on Tuesday.

Hospital CEO Russell Judd will update the board on the powers the authority will assume, how it will be governed and the next steps needed to launch the effort.