Anthony RendonSACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in response to Prime Healthcare opting out of its purchase of the Daughters of Charity Health System, Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement:

“The decision by Prime Healthcare to back out of its bid to purchase the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) represents the culmination of over a year of hard work by our community to save our hospitals.

Throughout the sale process, it has been my top priority to ensure continuity of care for all communities served by DCHS facilities, such as those I represent in southeast Los Angeles County.

It is my belief there is still a viable buyer that will carry out DCHS’s mission of serving the poor and working on behalf of the community.

As Assemblyman representing Lynwood, which includes St. Francis Medical Center, I look forward to engaging with all stakeholders to identify a buyer that will continue to provide much-needed patient care to our underserved communities.”

Assemblyman Anthony Rendon is serving in his second term representing the 63rd Assembly District, which includes the cities and communities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, and South Gate. Rendon is chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce and serves on the following committees: Water, Parks and Wildlife; Natural Resources; Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security; and Appropriations.