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L.A. hospital closes amid falling revenue, earthquake-retrofit tab
L.A. hospital closes amid falling revenue, earthquake-retrofit tab

Temple Community Hospital of Los Angeles has closed its doors after more than 70 years in business, citing low revenue and increasing costs of maintaining its aging building. The independently operated hospital, about three miles northwest of downtown, closed Sept. 9. It had been in business since 1937 and employed more than 300 people. Another factor in the decision was the large pending expense of retrofitting the hospital to meet state earthquake safety requirements, Temple said in a statement. But there were other issues. “Ultimately, low reimbursement rates, changes in service-delivery models, regulatory requirements, an aging building, and the need for increased capital...

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