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Salinas Valley Memorial suitor HCA drops out
Monterey Herald

A giant for-profit health care organization has dropped a bid to affiliate with Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, leaving Natividad Medical Center as the only potential suitor.

In a memo to Salinas Valley Memorial staff on Tuesday, interim CEO Lowell Johnson announced that Nashville-based HCA Healthcare had notified affiliation consultant Cain Brothers that it would not submit a letter of intent, or an affiliation proposal.