April 20, 2009
“After a long dispute, SEIU UHW and Community Advocates for Responsible Care (CARE) have settled their lawsuits against Providence Holy Cross Hospital’s expansion in the San Fernando Valley on Friday, April 17. The impact of the economic crisis on the region was a key factor in the coalition’s decision to conclude all litigation.
SEIU UHW and CARE filed suit in 2007 to protest the LA City Council’s failure to follow proper procedures in conducting environmental impact reviews of the hospital’s expansion. See the timeline below for more details on the litigation.
Nick Krall, speaking for the Sylmar Neighborhood Council and CARE, stated that, “Providence has promised the neighborhood councils that they will work with the community. The community is going to stay vigilant and activist as this project moves forward to help our largest hospital to be a neighbor of whom we can be proud.””
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