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Must work together to save our East Bay hospitals
The Mercury News

On behalf of the 3,500 members of the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association, I am writing to share the medical community’s grave concern over the possible closure of several East Bay hospitals. Limitations in the existing hospital bed capacity in the East Bay have physicians concerned that any further loss in the capacity could pose a public health threat to this community. Physicians’ concerns about hospital capacity are the result of observations about the limitations in our local system during this time of year, when the flu and other seasonal viruses spike demand for medical care.

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