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Voters OK tax to keep San Pablo hospital open
San Francisco Chronicle

Voters in west Contra Costa County overwhelmingly passed a parcel tax Tuesday to resuscitate Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo, which has the region’s only full-service emergency room. Measure J won by 74 percent, according to semiofficial results. It needed a two-thirds majority to pass. “We’re very pleased that voters recognize the importance of keeping this hospital open,” said Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia.