DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Medical Center says investments promised as part of its sale to a for-profit company could be in jeopardy because of state funding cuts.
State lawmakers cut funding to the tune of $20 million, with matching federal grants, for the DMC’s Hutzel Women’s Hospital, according to a report in The Detroit News.READ MORE: 133,000 People Remain Under Boil Water Advisory In Michigan, Could Take Weeks Before Water Is Safe To Drink
Republican Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Roger Kahn of Saginaw Township on Tuesday, however, introduced a provision to restore the funding.READ MORE: Salvation Army Collecting Supplies For Back To School Drive
The planned investments are part of a deal made when the Detroit Medical Center was sold to Vanguard Health Systems in 2011. Vanguard promised to invest $500 million in new construction over five years, plus $350 million in routine capital spending over five years.
Those commitments remained in place when Vanguard was acquired by Dallas-based Tenet Health Systems in June.MORE NEWS: Detroit Police Searching For Multiple Carjacking Suspects
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