BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern Medical Center faces an uncertain future.
The money problems at the facility are so bad that it received its own special county supervisors meeting today.
As one county supervisor put it, KMC is hemorrhaging money. It's on track to lose $38 million this year
KMC is also expected to lose about $11 million next year.
Because it's a county owned hospital, that money comes out of taxpayers' pockets.
Many at the meeting today said KMC is too important to close.
It has 1,400 employees and treats 120,000 patients every year. It's also the only trauma center within 100 miles, and the second busiest trauma center in the entire state.
The current CEO of KMC and most county supervisors made it clear they want to keep the hospital open.
Now it appears a healthcare authority committee will be formed to oversee the facility's financial situation.
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