Sonora, CA — By 5-0 vote this morning, the Board of Supervisors approved the transfer of the Rural Health Clinic and the Mother Lode Medical Center from Tuolumne General Hospital to Sonora Regional Medical Center effective July 1.
That was the recommendation made to the Board by C.A.O. Craig Pedro Thursday of last week.
S.R.M.C. was the only entity to demonstrate in interest in inheriting the clinics by the deadline date of Wednesday, April 18th.
Based on discussions with the respective directors of the Me-Wuk Indian Health Center and the MACT Health Board, neither was positioned at this time to take on such a significant responsibility. According to Pedro, it was simply “too much and too fast” for these entities to respond in a positive manner.
Written by Bill Johnson