Pr. Ge­orge’s De­cides to Fund Hospi­tal

The Washington Post Sunday - - Metro Week - De­ci­sion Pro­vides Time to Ne­go­ti­ate State Aid

Af­ter re­ject­ing a state deal, the Prince Ge­orge’s County Coun­cil agreed to pro­vide the money needed to keep the county’s trou­bled hospi­tal sys­tem afloat for 15 more months.

The move could cost the county tens of mil­lions of dol­lars over the next year but will stave off a fi­nan­cial cri­sis for the sys­tem, which serves more than 180,000 peo­ple a year at its three hos­pi­tals and two nurs­ing homes. It also buys county of­fi­cials time to ne­go­ti­ate with the state on a long-term plan to fix the prob­lems at Prince Ge­orge’s Hospi­tal Cen­ter in Chev­erly and the other fa­cil­i­ties.

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