Voters OK medical center lease agreement

JOSHUA TREE — Tenet Healthcare appears to be on its way to taking over operation of the Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Continuing Care Center and other Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District facilities.

That transition will come at midnight, Tuesday, June 30.

The healthcare corporation has agreed to pay $2 million a year to lease district facilities.

Measure Y, which charged district voters with the job of approving or rejecting a long-term lease agreement with the Texas-based healthcare corporation, appeared headed for overwhelming approval.

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