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Sutter Hospital Suit

Even as ground breaking continues for a new Sutter Hospital near the Wells Fargo Center in north Santa Rosa, a lawsuit has been filed to stop all work. An environmental group, a nurses union and hospitals in Sebastpol and Healdsburg have joined together to try and block construction. The suit alleges the Board of Supervisors based on their approval on “flawed and fragmented” data. Board President Valerie Brown says the supervisors acted on all available information and was surprised that the two hospitals were backing the lawsuit. Construction started last week on the 82 bed facility.