News Headlines Article

Salinas Valley Memorial narrows affiliation list to two
Monterey Herald

Two potential affiliation partners remain for Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital — county-owned Natividad Medical Center and for-profit hospital management company HCA Healthcare.

By a 4-1 vote Wednesday, the Salinas Valley Memorial board of trustees chose both organizations to proceed to the second phase of the hospital’s affiliation review. Board member Nathan Olivas cast the dissenting vote after arguing the process was moving too quickly.