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Palm Drive district election could influence hospital plans
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Two strong supporters of reviving the shuttered Palm Drive Hospital as a full-service inpatient facility won the two open seats Tuesday on the board of directors of the Palm Drive Healthcare District.

Richard Powers, a Sebastopol family physician, won 46.6 percent of balloting, and Dennis Colthurst, a retired Sebastopol police officer, earned 29.9 percent of the vote. Both Powers and Colthurst strongly endorse a plan to reopen Palm Drive as an acute care hospital with an emergency department.