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Time for doctors and nurses to help solve West Contra Costa hospital crisis
Contra Costa Times

After West Contra Costa voters said they didn’t want to pay more to keep Doctors Medical Center afloat, the hospital district board and county supervisors last week extracted some extra money from property owners anyway.

The latest financing scheme should stave off closure at least through September. It was a necessary, one-time stopgap move. The question remains whether labor leaders and executives from other hospitals will make good use of limited time to devise a sustainable plan for preserving critical care.

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