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11 Central Valley hospitals taken to task

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 18:41:37-04

A new study shows a handful of hospitals in the Central Valley are not doing enough when it comes to community outreach and some are not completely reporting that information.

The study released by The Greenlining Institute, a multi-ethnic public policy institute showed that 11 area hospitals on average only spent point 32 percent of their operating budget on programs to help improve the health of what are considered ‘vulnerable populations’.

The study also said that Bakersfield Memorial Hospital decreased its budget for such programs by about a million dollars over the course of three years from 2011 to 2014.

The study also shows that a handful of the hospitals didn't report its spending for vulnerable programs as is legally required.

To read the full report, click here.