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New Santa Rosa Hospital Plan Nearing Approval

The Sonoma County Department Health Services is looking favorably on Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa’s proposed $284 million, 82-bed, 116-patient hospital near the Wells Fargo Center for the arts north of Santa Rosa.

In a 58-page report, the Department of Health Services concluded the business plan for new hospital complies with a 1996 Health Care Access Agreement, HCAA, that requires Sutter Health to treat people enrolled in government-funded programs including Medicare, Medical and the County Medical Services Program that serves low-income, childless adults.