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Future of Petaluma health care at stake in hospital decision

As many smaller hospitals struggle to maintain services in the face of a challenging economic and regulatory environment, the publicly owned Petaluma Valley Hospital remains an example of a small-town facility equipped to provide care spanning from the start of life to the very edge of death.

The future of those services will depend largely on the offers of the four companies vying to take the helm — whether through lease or outright purchase — in 2017, when a current, 20-year lease with St. Joseph Health expires.