TUSTIN (CBSLA.com) — Four Southland hospitals owned by Pacific Health Corp. closed their doors Wednesday due to legal troubles.
The emergency departments of Bellflower Medical Center, Newport Specialty Hospital and Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center’s Los Angeles and Hawthorne campuses are now closed.
Existing patients at those locations will continue to receive care there while officials organize their transfer to other facilities across the region, the company said.
In all, more than 530 hospital beds will be lost.
“This would be the first place I would come to and for this to happen, it would be a shock,” a mother and Bellflower Medical Center employee told KNX 1070’s Margaret Carrero.