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Council Approves PIH Health's Acquisition of Downey Medical Center Land

The Downey (Calif.) city council has approved Whittier, Calif.-based PIH Health's $9.85 million purchase of land occupied by Downey Regional Medical Center, according to a Los Angeles Wave report.

The sale is part of a proposed merger between the two hospitals, according to the report. Earlier this year, Downey Regional entered into an agreement with PIH Health to manage its day-to-day operations. Downey Regional, a 90-bed facility, initially applied in April for permission from California's attorney general to merge with PIH, a 548-bed facility affiliated with more than 150 physicians and formerly known as Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital.

The attorney general's office held a public hearing concerning the proposed merger in July and is expected to issue a decision this month, according to the report.

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