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Tuolumne County Supervisors Accept Final Lewin Report

Sonora, CA — The report outlining the possible fate of Tuolumne General Hospital is now final.

Yesterday the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted the final copy of the Lewin Group Report.

The board first saw the draft copy of the report November 15th. Since then the group conducted an extensive review of the financial analyses and projections and came up with some modifications and alternatives.

The document proposes three possible scenarios, including rebuilding the hospital and continue operating it as an acute care facility, turning it into a non-acute clinic or closing it down.

Each of those futures was further analysed using the criteria of availability of services, cost to the public, cost to the county and the economic impact of each proposed scenario.

The group then presented a timeline toward a board decision in March. Public comment is expected to begin next month.

The report can be accessed at The Tuolumne County home page.

Contact Eric Nelson at Eric Nelson