Battle to control St. John’s hospital seems far from over (LA Times)

December 25, 2012 – Amid a nationwide wave of healthcare mergers, a deal was brewing this fall to sell St. John’s Health Center, a storied Santa Monica hospital founded by Catholic nuns and befriended by Hollywood stars. Then, without notice, late last month the hospital’s out-of-town owner ousted the top executives, fired most of the directors and thrust into public view a long-simmering debate about the hospital’s future. For months, officials at the hospital weighed various options including selling the hospital to rivals UCLA or Cedars-Sinai Medical Center or perhaps joining another Catholic hospital chain.

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