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Doctors worry that a satellite emergency department is the wrong choice
Contra Costa Times

As health care officials continue to explore options for preserving services at Doctors Medical Center, physicians at the hospital are arguing that closing the hospital completely would be a better choice than creating a satellite emergency department, one of the leading scenarios under consideration.

That opposition, in part, has prompted the stakeholders group studying the fate of the hospital to advance yet another possibility — an advanced urgent care facility that would not require any special licensing but would provide most, if not all, of the services of a satellite emergency department affiliated with the county.