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Palm Drive Hospital board authorizes bankruptcy
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The Palm Drive Health Care District board voted unanimously Tuesday night to authorize a Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the first step in a plan urged by management to close the emergency room and cease acute inpatient services at the Sebastopol hospital.

“We’re out of money. We can’t pay our vendors on a regular basis,” said hospital CEO Thomas Harlan. “Given these sets of what I would call alarming and very depressing facts, the chronic and extreme financial distress, we’re faced with a position of insolvency.”