This came to me after I had left yesterday; sorry to just now be getting it to you. -- Judy
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
L.A. County Board of Supervisors, 2nd District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2009 Contact: Aurelio Rojas 213-974-2222
James Bolden 213-200-5314
Ridley-Thomas Statement on Board of Supervisors’ Agreement to Settle Lawsuit
Involving Hospital Death of Edith Rodriguez
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas today issued the following statement regarding Board of Supervisors’ agreement to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the children of Ms. Edith Rodriguez.
"Now that justice has been served, we should now focus our efforts on opening a new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital that provides quality health care to residents of South Los Angeles.
I trust that we all can take hope in knowing that the level of medical services throughout the County has significantly improved, and we will strive to bring exemplary services – for all patients.
The recent announcement of a framework, in which the new King Hospital would be governed by a new, independent, non-profit organization with medical care provided by University of California physicians, was a significant development -- one that we should work tirelessly to bring to fruition."
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