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West Contra Costa hospital faces likely closure following failure of tax measure
Inside Bay Area

One day after a parcel tax proposal to save Doctors Medical Center was rejected by voters, Contra Costa public health leaders and politicians started the grim process of planning for the hospital’s likely closure this summer and the resulting impact on public health in West County.

“I’m not anticipating any miracles,” Dr. William Walker, Contra Costa County’s top health official, said Wednesday morning.