Kamala Harris is nothing if not a politician. And she demonstrated that with her politicized handling of the sale of the Daughters of Charity Health System. What should have been a clean transfer of ownership has become an embarrassment for the attorney general. Not to mention it could result in a loss of service to poor patients.
The situation is a little involved, so here’s a summary: The non-profit Daughters of Charity runs six hospitals – four in northern California plus St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and L.A.’s oldest hospital, St. Vincent Medical Center near downtown. They serve many lower-income folks.