Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved a $170 million, five-year medical school affiliation agreement with the University of Southern California for patient care services at the LAC+USC Medical Center:

“LAC+USC Medical Center is the County’s premier public health hospital, and it is one of the largest public hospitals and medical training centers in the United States.

Today’s agreement enshrines the partnership between LA County and USC in co-managing hospital staff which will lead to greater efficiencies and accountability. By improving the management of physician training programs to ensure both physician wellness and patient safety, we will see better outcomes for physicians and patients alike.”