This hospital has quite a history going for it as year ago it was closed down quickly by the old Catholic Healthcare West system and then about 4 years later it re-opened on it’s own. image I used to do some customized data work there a few years ago.  The building in the front is a California Landmark.  When the Catholic system closed it down and was bleeding all the assets out of it to give to other Catholic hospitals in the area, it was quite the story as it happening fast and many employees took it upon themselves to protect and take home and store patient medical records for safety as everything was being thrashed. 

When the hospital re-opened again on it’s out without the Catholic affiliation all the employees brought those records back.  Pretty neat story and of course by today’s standards that would not happen, but that was then and this is now.  Most of those who lost their jobs in the closure all came back to work there as well, it’s a close community.  The CEO there used to run for the hills when I came around as he hat to look at technology when I came around:)  Those were interesting times as the Hospital IT manager couldn’t install SQL servers for one thing and that was some of the consulting I did there among other things. 

Community Hospital of Long Beach Officially Becomes Part of The Memorial Care System

The doctors groups around there are the Memorial Healthcare Foundation, owned by United Healthcare that work at the hospitals.  Before Memorial bought the hospital they received a federal grant to get more workers in 2012. 

$2.8 Million Federal Grant will Create 363 New Healthcare Jobs, Provide Training for Additional 400 Workers in the Long Beach Area

MemorialCare systems is currently in the process of wage negotiations with the nurses in the system.  BD 


LONG BEACH >> Community Hospital Long Beach nurses who are locked in contract negotiations with their employer gathered Tuesday to make their case for more staffing and better wages in order to remedy what they described as unsafe conditions for patients and themselves

Nurses, who are organized under the banner of the California Nurses Association, said at a news conference that current pay levels at the east Long Beach hospitals are too low to attract or retain experienced registered nurses. The union also maintained that staffing levels have at times been below legal requirements.

California Nurses Association is in negotiations with MemorialCare Health System. MemorialCare, which owns medical facilities including Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital, has owned Community Hospital Long Beach since April 2011. Community Hospital had previously been operated by Catholic Healthcare West, which is now known as Dignity Health.

California Nurses Association is in negotiations with MemorialCare Health System. MemorialCare, which owns medical facilities including Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital, has owned Community Hospital Long Beach since April 2011. Community Hospital had previously been operated by Catholic Healthcare West, which is now known as Dignity Health.

http://www.presstelegram.com/business/20131210/community-hospital-long-beach-nurses-call-for-increased-staffing-wages

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