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West Contra Costa health care crisis looms with expected closure of Doctors Medical Center
Contra Costa Times

While various stakeholders scramble for a “Hail Mary” to dig up the cash needed to save Doctors Medical Center, county health officials are trying to figure out how to patch the gaping hole that would be created by the closure of a hospital that receives over 40,000 visits to its emergency room every year.

But a stark reality faces West Contra Costa residents who suffer life-threatening emergencies if the hospital closes: Some may die.

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