California hospital closes, leaving 200 without jobs

Colusa (Calif.) Regional Medical Center will close at noon Friday, as it is unable to continue to operate in its current financial condition.

"We have established a plan for the transfer of the healthcare of our patients to other neighboring medical providers and the orderly shutdown of our business to assure continued patient care quality and safety," said Colusa Regional Interim CEO and Chief Restructuring Officer Wayne Allen.

The 48-bed hospital will cease all operations, including inpatient, outpatient and emergency medical services.

Hospital officials expect approximately 200 workers to be affected by the closure.

"The hospital's board of directors acknowledges its appreciation to all the employees and the medical staff who have provided years and years of caring and compassionate care to our patients. This is a very sad time for our hospital family," said Mr. Allen.

In late March, officials announced plans to close Colusa Regional and its three rural health clinics. However, Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health, a 17-hospital system, entered an agreement Wednesday with Colusa Regional to acquire the three clinics.

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