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Palm Drive hospital nurses expecting layoffs
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Nurses at Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol are bracing for significant layoffs after meeting with hospital officials Tuesday and learning of detailed plans that would reduce the size of the hospital from 37 inpatient beds to 14.

Prior to the meeting, nurses were hoping hospital administrators would agree to offer severance packages to nurses willing to retire. But that request was denied, said Debra Hurst, a registered nurse in the hospital’s medical surgical unit.