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Doctors Medical Center seeking partner to keep its doors open
The Mercury News

Seeking to save an important community institution, leaders of Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo are discussing a partnership with Avanti Hospitals in Southern California to keep the doors open at the financially struggling hospital. Doctors, a crucial part of the health care safety net in western Contra Costa County, continues to run a deficit of about $17 million annually, which means it cannot continue without changes, its leaders said this week.

“We have to find a partner,” said Eric Zell, who heads the hospital’s governing board. “We are not going to be sustainable as a stand-alone hospital.