Doctors Medical Center
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An East Bay family said the decision not to take their relative to a nearby hospital this week was a fatal one. They said Doctors Medical Center had the equipment to save him from cardiac arrest, but the cash-strapped hospital recently stopped accepting ambulance patients.
After 60 years, emergency ambulance service came to an abrupt stop at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo Thursday morning as the financially embattled hospital struggles to staff its emergency room.
The struggling Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo is losing its life blood. Workers are jumping ship, even as the hospital is on life support. The hospital is slated close in October but it may have to shut down sooner.
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A plan to keep Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo open in a drastically scaled-down form is moving forward with a $6 million loan from Contra Costa County.
San Pablo voters in Tuesday’s election have approved a measure to raise the city’s sales tax by a quarter of a cent to fund an emergency medical squad meant to pay for more emergency medical responders if the city’s only fire station closes.
A hospital that serves tens of thousands of people every year in the East Bay will likely close.
West Contra Costa County voters are starting to mail in their ballots on Measure C, which would levy a 14-cent tax on each square foot of developed property in an effort to keep the financially embattled Doctors Medical Center afloat.
Doctors Medical Center San Pablo is facing closure this year if a solution isn’t found for a serious lack of state funding.