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Why tiny Fort Bragg hospital is looking to Sacramento-area giants for lifeline
Sacramento Bee

Faced with continuing operational losses, the board of Mendocino Coast District Hospital has asked five hospital operators, including Sutter Health and Adventist Health, to take a look at buying or partnering with a facility that serves 23,500 residents along a 70-mile stretch of California’s North Coast.

“Small standalone rural hospitals across America, across California, are struggling and having difficult financial times, and that’s only going to get worse,” said Wayne Allen, the interim chief executive officer at Mendocino Coast District Hospital .