Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Reproductive Health Care Access: Prince George’s County Hospital Sale!
NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland is closely monitoring the prospective sale of Prince George’s County Hospital System. The system, which is owned by the county and managed by the nonprofit Dimensions Healthcare Systems, serves over 180,000 patients each year. Appointed by members of the state and county government, a special Hospital Authority is soliciting proposals from private health systems to take over the publicly-operated Prince George’s County system. A change in ownership could negatively impact quality of care and result in a reduction of services available to patients.
The residents of Prince George’s County deserve a healthcare system that is prepared to meet the basic health care needs of county residents. Any organization seeking to own and operate the Prince George’s County health system must guarantee to improve the quality of medical care available to county residents while maintaining the current level of services, including access to family planning and abortion, HIV prevention education, and emergency contraception.
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