Chapter 10.B.1 (or 4.B.1.) -- Nonprofit Organization and Conversions
Queen of Angels Hospital is located near downtown L.A. At one point in its history, the vast majority of L.A. residents had been born there, including many movie starts. In 1985, it merged with Hollywood Presbyterian, which was then closed it in 1989, before selling its newer facility to Tenet Health System, a major for-profit chain. During the 1990s, the abandoned hospital was the site for many films, including Patriot Games, Ghost, Apollo 13, Reality Bites and Naked Gun 33 ½
In 1996, it was purchased by a pastor who, working with congregations and others, runs it as a shelter and social services facility for poor and homeless people:
A good collection of information and resources about nonprofit hospital conversions can be found on this web site maintained at Duke University: http://ncschospitalconversion.wordpress.com/hospital-conversion-in-the-carolinas/
For general advice on corporate responsibility in health care, see OIG and AHLA, CORPORATERESPONSIBILITY ANDCORPORATECOMPLIANCE: A Resource for Health Care Boards of Directors (2003).
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