The Hollywood Reporter
By: Gregg Kilday | February 24, 2011
“Reversing its controversial 2009 decision to close its long-term care facility, the Motion Picture and Television Fund announced Wednesday that the unit will remain open under a new agreement with Providence Health & Services.
The MPTF said it has entered into a nonbinding letter of intent with Providence calling for a master lease agreement under which Providence will operate the MPTF hospital and nursing home facilities. The MPTF said that the deal will allow it to broaden and expand healthcare services to the entertainment industry at its Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills.
Under terms of the agreement, which is subject to regulatory approval, state licenses for the hospital would be transferred to nearby Providence Tarzana Medical Center.
While the hospital is licensed as a 250-bed facility, the MPTF has configured it so that it has about 208 beds at full occupancy. It now houses 37 patients.
The agreement calls for Providence to provide long-term and dementia care in a section of the hospital that will be exclusive to the entertainment industry while also allowing Providence to transfer patients from its other area facilities into other parts of the hospital”…