Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital CEO Ken Underwood claimed a board member wanted him to leave. Photos by John Chadwell.

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Hazel Hawkins CEO resigns, but stays on as interim

Hospital board amends Ken Underwood’s contract so he can continue working until a new CEO is recruited.

CEO Ken Underwood encouraged the board to pass the resolution in support of the union. Photos by John Chadwell.

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Hazel Hawkins Hospital board approves letter to protect union nurses

In a move to blunt the effect of a Supreme Court ruling in June that could bankrupt public-sector unions, the health district supports nurses' union efforts to save jobs if the hospital is sold.

The banner outside Hazel Hawkins Hospital belies the internal strife to keep it running. Photos by John Chadwell.

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Hazel Hawkins Hospital struggles to keep its doors open

Because of the changing healthcare landscape in California, Hazel Hawkins and other rural hospitals are threatened with closing as expenses surpass revenues.