In a matter of days, healthcare access deteriorates in Central California

Hospital overcrowding and healthcare access challenges have prompted two counties in Central California to issue emergency declarations in less tha...

January 4, 2023
3:42 PM

Hospital overcrowding and healthcare access challenges have prompted two counties in Central California to issue emergency declarations in less than a week. Meanwhile, the largest health system in the region has gone out of network with several commercial insurance plans. The emergency declarations over healthcare access largely stem from the recent closure of Madera (Calif.) Community Hospital, the city's only hospital for about 150,000 residents. It officially shut its doors at midnight on Dec.

Erica Carbajal