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Palm Drive Hospital board OKs nonprofit talks (w/video)
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The Palm Drive Hospital board voted Wednesday to proceed with its plans to close the Sebastopol hospital on Monday, even as it entered into last-ditch negotiations with a nonprofit foundation that is desperately seeking to keep the facility open.

The decision came after a two-hour board meeting that drew more than 150 people to the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. During the meeting, board members heard impassioned pleas from local residents, emergency personnel, Palm Drive physicians and hospital supporters to keep the facility’s doors open.

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