Medical Center Gets ‘Some Breathing Room’ With $1M Investment From Fla. Company
Sonoma West Medical Center was preparing for possible closure before the infusion came. On Tuesday, the hospital stopped receiving new patients and its in-patient census had dropped as low as two people. Emergency crews reported ambulances being turned away from the hospital.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Sonoma West Medical Center Gets Capital ‘Infusion’ From Florida Company
Sonoma West Medical Center announced Wednesday it has obtained “a capital infusion” of $1 million from a Florida-based company that hopes to profit from the hospital’s laboratory operations. The funds, which the medical center’s CEO described as an “investment,” would enable Sonoma West Medical Center to keep the hospital running and pay back money owed to key vendors, said John Peleuses, the hospital’s CEO...Peleuses said the money was coming from Durall Capital Holdings, an operator and manager of general acute care hospitals and outpatient services. It owns two hospitals and two laboratories in the southeastern U.S. (Espinoza, 4/5)
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Pinwheels Displayed At Rady Children's Hospital Represent Child Abuse Victims
A display of 1,800 royal blue pinwheels were set up on Wednesday on the front lawn at Rady Children’s Hospital to represent the number of abused or neglected children treated at the hospital’s Chadwick Center over the past year. The display was set up to mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month and to raise awareness of the issue of abuse and neglect. (Murphy, 4/5)