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Valley hospital to get expansion money

March 6, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The L.A. City Council has given the green light to a $180-million expansion of the Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.Plans to expand the 254 bed hospital were held up last year over the city's demands for an environmental impact report.

But now, Councilman Richard Alarcon, who represents that part of the Valley, says the jobs and hospital beds that will be created by the project are too important for further delays in the current economic climate.

"It weighs on us heavy that we watch as our communities are lacking in jobs," said Alarcon.

He added that there are some traffic and parking issues that still need to be resolved. Expansion plans call for a new four-story structure with 101 new patient beds and additional space for surgical and intensive care facilities.


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