Future of Doctors Medical Center Up in the Air
Doctors Medical Center -- the only public hospital in West Contra Costa County -- faces possible closure because of a projected $16 million budget deficit this year. A 2011 report commissioned by Contra Costa Emergency Medical Services warned that closing DMC would be "catastrophic" to the area. DMC officials said that a partnership with a more financially stable organization could help keep the facility open and noted that they are in talks with UC-San Francisco Medical Center.
- "San Pablo Hospital's Fight for Survival Grows More Desperate" (Rogers, Contra Costa Times, 1/26).