Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. Photo by John Chadwell

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Hazel Hawkins sends loan request to county

The hospital says the funding would give it time to implement a restructuring plan.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo by Leslie David.


Hazel Hawkins says it has not filed for bankruptcy

The hospital says it does not anticipate any issues funding payroll for the upcoming pay period when staff get paid Dec. 9.

Rob Bernosky said supervisors and hospital employees have contacted him to ask about what the board is doing to head off bankruptcy. Photo by John Chadwell.


Nurses, resident ask Hazel Hawkins for transparency

Hollister resident Robert Bernosky says the hospital needs to have emergency meetings with stakeholders to address the financial crisis.

Special Counsel Michael Sweet told the hospital board and the public that there was a short window of 'weeks not months' of available funds. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hospital says three factors led to financial emergency

Special counsel says Hazel Hawkins may continue to operate ‘weeks, not months’.

The district board voted unanimously to move forward with Chapter 9 filing to be completed by Dec. 31. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hazel Hawkins authorizes Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing

Health district board determines the hospital is insolvent.