Trinity Hospital May Close Without Funds for Roof Repair
Trinity County officials may have to close Trinity Hospital in Weaverville if the facility cannot secure $1.5 million to repair a leaky roof, county Supervisor Billie Miller said, the Los Angeles Times reports. State health and safety officials have given the hospital 15 days to develop a plan to repair damage from mold, dry rot and leaks resulting from the leaky roof, county officials said. According to the Department of Health Services, "plaster is peeling from the ceilings, and buckets collect water from leaks in several rooms," the Times reports. Hospital officials estimate that the county-owned facility will accumulate $2.7 million in debt by the end of the current fiscal year (Los Angeles Times, 1/10).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.