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Supervisors to take last step in KMC management change
Bakersfield Californian

On Tuesday Kern County supervisors will take the final step in the long process of creating the Kern County Hospital Authority and transferring control of Kern Medical Center to the independent government agency.

At this point Tuesday’s vote to transfer the hospital to the Authority, lock, stock and barrel, is nearly a formality.

County officials started talking seriously about creating a hospital authority roughly two years ago as KMC and the county were still reeling from a fiscal mismanagement at the hospital that blew a $36 million hole in county finances.