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St. Joseph top bid for Petaluma Valley Hospital

After nearly 20 years of operating the publicly owned Petaluma Valley Hospital, St. Joseph Health has emerged as the current front-runner in a bid to retain the helm under a new lease in January 2017.

The Petaluma Health Care District, the public entity that owns the hospital, has suspended closed-door talks with its second finalist, Prime Healthcare Services, to focus its energy on narrowing down the offer from St. Joseph, said Ramona Faith, district CEO.

Prime’s bid will remain a viable fallback until those talks are finalized, she said, at which point the district will either resume engagement with Prime or go public with the offer it plans to place on the November ballot for voter approval.