In St. Louise, Santa Clara County will acquire a dedicated, quality staff providing adequate care, according to a court-ordered evaluation.
Santa Clara County emerged as the sole bidder for O’Connor and Saint Louise hospitals, clearing the way for it to buy the two hospitals.
County officials pledged that its bid to buy St. Louise and O’Connor hospitals will not negatively affect services offered at the facilities.
The county has offered to buy the local hospitals as part of a bankruptcy reorganization by the facilities’ parent company.
The state attorney general’s office will host public meetings this week on the contentious sale of six nonprofit hospitals—including two in Silicon Valley—to a multi-state, for-profit chain.
While the healthcare imbroglio meanders on in Congress, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is being forced to decide how to resolve California’s own healthcare crisis. The state ranks last nationwide in terms of medical coverage for low income residents. This means that poor people are forced to turn to emergency rooms for everything from undiagnosed cancers to the common cold and, as a result, more than half of state hospitals are operating in the red.