Decision should allow sale of hospitals to county to go through

Published in the February 27 – March 12, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

South Valley residents worried that St. Louise Regional Hospital might close permanently learned late in the morning of Feb. 22 that the U.S. District Court denied the stay requested by California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, allowing its sale to Santa Clara County.

A federal bankruptcy court in Los Angeles ruled Jan. 30 against California Attorney General State Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s attempt to delay the sale of the Gilroy medical center, along with O’Connor Hospital in San Jose and the DePaul Health Center, to Santa Clara County.

The Department of Justice appealed that decision two days later, asking the U.S. District Court for an “emergency” stay. They argued the county has not agreed to the conditions set by Becerra’s predecessor, now-U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, for a 2015 sale of the hospitals to Verity Health Systems of California.

See the next issue of Morgan Hill Life for more details.

Robert Airoldi

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