St. Francis Medical Center releases 75 doves to commemorate 1-year anniversary under Prime Healthcare

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A fewer twelve doves flew precocious supra the skies of St. Francis Medical Center successful Lynwood Thursday, Aug. 26, to commemorate the facility’s one-year day arsenic a subordinate of Prime Healthcare.

St. Francis Medical Center and Prime Healthcare leaders, elected officials and different assemblage figures joined successful the solemnisation arsenic 75 birds, matching the fig of years the aesculapian halfway has operated successful the community, were released.

The halfway was facing bankruptcy and imaginable closure past year, according to St. Francis officials, portion besides dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. But that changed erstwhile Prime Healthcare acquired the aesculapian center.

  • L-R St. Francis Medical Center nurses, Jeannet Ly, Alicia Ambriz, and Marzieh Moravej holds doves during a solemnisation to convey the assemblage for its enactment during the  COVID-19 pandemic, successful Lynwood connected Thursday, August 26, 2021. The lawsuit included a 75-bird achromatic dove release, symbolizing the hospital’s 75-year legacy, its partnerships with the community, and its first-year day arsenic a subordinate of Prime Healthcare. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

  • St. Francis Medical Center nurses commune during a solemnisation to convey the assemblage for its enactment during the  COVID-19 pandemic, successful Lynwood connected Thursday, August 26, 2021. The lawsuit included a 75-bird achromatic dove release, symbolizing the hospital’s 75-year legacy, its partnerships with the community, and its first-year day arsenic a subordinate of Prime Healthcare. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

  • St. Francis Medical Center CEO, Dan Jones, CPPS, FACHE speaks during a solemnisation to convey the assemblage for its enactment during the  COVID-19 pandemic, successful Lynwood connected Thursday, August 26, 2021. The lawsuit included a 75-bird achromatic dove release, symbolizing the hospital’s 75-year legacy, its partnerships with the community, and its first-year day arsenic a subordinate of Prime Healthcare. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

  • St. Francis Medical Center held a solemnisation to convey the assemblage for its enactment during the  COVID-19 pandemic, successful Lynwood connected Thursday, August 26, 2021. The lawsuit included a 75-bird achromatic dove release, symbolizing the hospital’s 75-year legacy, its partnerships with the community, and its first-year day arsenic a subordinate of Prime Healthcare. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California and the California Attorney General approved Prime Healthcare’s acquisition of the infirmary past August. Prime invested much than $12.8 cardinal into the hospital, including $1 cardinal successful superior improvements and astir $5.5 cardinal successful instrumentality upgrades and proviso purchases, ensuring the halfway could support its doors unfastened to the assemblage during the pandemic.

The infirmary has treated much than 3,400 COVID-19 patients, according to the aesculapian center, galore of them successful the intensive attraction unit, since the pandemic began past March.

And Prime Healthcare wasn’t the lone lifeline that aided the center’s fiscal recovery.

More than 100 businesses, charitable organizations and individuals donated PPE, meals, shoes, supplies and different essentials successful enactment of the hospital’s wellness attraction workers. Those donors included Starbucks, Home Depot, Skechers Shoes, KROQ Radio, Beauty Bus, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Everytable, City Dental Care and Concerned Citizens of Compton.

“Prime Healthcare is honored to proceed the bequest of St. Francis Medical Center, an indispensable assemblage spouse comprised of committed doctors, nurses, and unit dedicated to redeeming lives and serving each those successful need,” Dr. Sunny Bhatia, CEO of Region I for Prime Healthcare, said successful a statement. “Prime is prepared to pb St. Francis into a agleam future, and we are grateful for the accidental on with the enactment we person received from the community.”

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