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County will loan $10 million to keep San Pablo hospital afloat
The Mercury News

Contra Costa County supervisors agreed Tuesday to provide a $10 million advance to Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo, but warned the financially struggling hospital that it must find a way to solve its budget problems. “At some point, we need a plan that is sustainable,” board Chairwoman Gayle Uilkema said before the unanimous vote. The 247-bed hospital should not expect a cash infusion every few years, Uilkema and other board members said.