San Benito County Public Health Services Deputy Director Lynn Mello gave a report on the county's approach to handling two local cases of coronavirus. Photo by John Chadwell.


Public Health Services reports on coronavirus concerns

Deputy Director Lynn Mello says 85% of people exposed to virus experience mild to no symptoms.

Incumbent Josie Sanchez said with more than three years on the board she has the knowledge of how to take the hospital forward.

Government / Politics

Election 2018: San Benito County Healthcare District Zones 2 and 4

Zone 2 candidates include Josie Sanchez, Frank Barragan and Ross Blasingame. The four candidates for Zone 4 include Don Winn, Mary Casillas, Jason Noble and Ann Ross.

Government / Politics

As partnership talks collapse, Hazel Hawkins financial picture shows serious stress

Rural hospitals are struggling nationwide because of declining insurance reimbursements. Some familiar with HHMH wonder if this is the problem, while others believe management decisions resulted in the hospital’s current state.

Of the five members on the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Board of Directors, lone physician Ariel Hurtado (second from left) said the board has violated the Brown Act more than once. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Candidate for health care district concerned about Brown Act violation

Current board member says hospital has violated act in the past.