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Smaller hospitals innovate to avoid Palm Drive fate
North Bay Business Journal

With the closure of long-struggling Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol all but assured, hospital executives and health care experts are pointing to the failed facility as perhaps the most vivid example of the myriad challenges facing the hospital industry as a whole.

Despite countless last-ditch efforts to save 37-bed Palm Drive, the district board that oversees Sonoma County’s smallest hospital last week voted to go ahead with a planned closure of all operations, including emergency care, on Monday, shortly after declaring Chapter 9 bankrupting for the second time in seven years.