SAN PABLO (KCBS) – Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo could close within the year if the financially troubled community hospital cannot close a $17 million deficit, officials said Tuesday.
Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia said the hospital has been struggling for more than a decade. Gioia also sits on the board of the West County Healthcare District that runs the hospital.
“It filed for bankruptcy in 2006. We’ve cut the deficit in half since that time,” Gioia said. The supervisor also said further reductions in services or assistance from other hospitals would be necessary to keep Doctors Medical Center open.