California hospital reportedly makes layoffs after $55M bond defeated

Tulare (Calif.) Regional Medical Center has laid off an unconfirmed number of employees following voters' rejection of a $55 million bond measure meant to finance hospital construction, reports Fresno Bee.

Healthcare Conglomerate Associates, which owns and operates the public hospital, confirmed layoffs occurred but did not specify the exact number.

The news comes after voters defeated a $55 million bond measure that would have financed construction of a tower addition on TRMC's campus. Hospital officials said they will continue to seek alternative financing, according to the article.

"To be able to [finance the tower], we must ensure that the hospital remains operationally and financially successful," HCCA said in a prepared statement.

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