Uncertainty On Clovis City Council Cause For Delay Over Behavioral Health Hospital
Universal Health Services, the firm seeking to open the hospital, indefinitely postponed a hearing in front of the city council. The delay was sought because of the resignation of Councilman Harry Armstrong for health reasons and the possibility that Councilwoman Lynne Ashbeck would declare a conflict because of her position in the local health care industry.
Hearing On Clovis Mental Health Hospital Delayed
A hearing on a controversial Clovis behavioral health hospital scheduled for Monday night has been postponed indefinitely by the City Council. The postponement came at the request of Kenneth Price, lawyer for Universal Health Services, the firm wanting to open the hospital. The 102-bed facility is proposed on industrial property in the Dry Creek Business Park north of Highway 168 and west of Clovis Avenue. (Benjamin, 10/22)
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East Bay Times:
San Pablo: West County Healthcare District Files Bankruptcy
The special district that owns the shuttered Doctors Medical Center filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection this week after a hotel operator pulled out of a deal to buy what remains of the hospital’s campus. The board of the West Contra Costa Healthcare District, which owns the hospital, had accepted an offer in January from Davis-based Royal Guest Hotels to buy the remaining 8.3 acres containing the hospital for $13.5 million. (Lochner, 10/22)