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Hospital board's 3-page criticism 'could have been mitigated by a phone call'

By Your Central Valley  
   May 25, 2023

In the wake of Madera Community Hospital’s closure, backlash over if and when it will reopen continues – with criticism now aimed at California State Senator Anna Caballero.

In a letter sent out on Tuesday, May 23, by Deidre de Silva, Chair of the Board of the Madera County Hospital, allegations were directed against State Senator Caballero including references to financial statements being sent – but not being received, state funds outlined for the hospital not being sent in time to prevent its closure, and low Medi-Cal reimbursement rates which would put the hospital back on the brink of closure again.

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