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Sutter drops doctor-owned facility
North Bay Business Journal

Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa is abandoning plans to include a physician-owned medical center that would have been on the same site as its proposed new hospital near the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.

The decision to nix the physician-owned component of the proposed 70-bed hospital is a direct result of the passage of the health care reform bill in late March, which contains a strict set of criteria for physician-owned hospitals that would need to be met by Dec. 31, 2010.