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O’Connor Hospital patients, staff anxious about possible county takeover
Contra Costa Times

For months, Santa Clara County government officials have watched the dance between Daughters of Charity Health System and Prime Healthcare Services, Daughters’ preferred partner to buy the struggling Catholic hospital chain that includes four Bay Area hospitals.

But the wooing abruptly ended Tuesday when Prime abandoned its $843 million deal with Daughters because the Ontario-based company believes the conditions imposed by Attorney General Kamala Harris were too harsh.