L.A. County Nursing Home Inspections Chief Reassigned

Kaiser Health News staff writer Anna Gorman, working in collaboration with the Los Angeles Daily News, reports: “The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health supervisor in charge of nursing home inspections has been moved to another job days after the release of a highly critical audit of his division. Ernest Poolean, who has been a county employee since 1968 and became the head of the Health Facilities Inspection Division in 2011, has been reassigned to the Baldwin Park headquarters, according to a memo sent to the staff Thursday” (Gorman, 4/10). Read the story.

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