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Doctors Med Center faces closure after parcel tax fails
San Francisco Business Times

District voters in the East Bay failed to pass a parcel tax to save Doctors Medical Center from likely closure, so the San Pablo safety net hospital’s prognosis looks grim.

Officials had said the hospital would be forced to close by this summer if the parcel tax vote failed. Nearly 52 percent of voters backed the parcel tax measure in a vote-by-mail election that ended Tuesday. But it required a two-thirds “yes” vote to pass.