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Madera hospital board knocks Caballero over reopening claims
Madera's now-closed hospital says a $150 million loan program created by the state will not solve its long-term issues. Now, it's targeting their State Senator.
May 30, 2023
Calif.’s hospital collapse domino effect can be stopped. It’s time to fix Medi-Cal.
"The reality of low Medi-Cal reimbursement rates remains the 800-pound gorilla" following the collapse of Madera's hospital, writes Madera County Supervisor Jordan Wamhoff.
May 22, 2023
Caballero: Despite hospital rescue law, Madera Community Hospital has no reopening plan
Without a plan in place, the hospital will not be able to take advantage of a new loan program for financially distressed hospitals.
May 15, 2023
San Joaquin River Parkway agency names interim chief
The state agency went with a Fresno native while looking for a permanent executive officer.
May 4, 2023
Chukchansi tribe cuts dozens from membership rolls
Tribal leadership is taking action to shrink the total membership, in turn increasing the monthly payout for each remaining member.
April 18, 2023
Did low reimbursement or abortion rules kill Madera’s hospital lifeline?
Sifting through the financial rubble of Madera Community Hospital has created more questions than answers.
March 4, 2023
Madera Co. Supervisors rescind pay hike
An eleventh hour measure to boost the salaries for Madera County's top lawmakers will be repealed.
February 15, 2023
Duarte seeks targeted Federal relief for bankrupt Madera Community Hospital
While the local hospital enters bankruptcy, the freshman Congressman is eyeing paths to keeping the hospital viable for revival.
January 30, 2023
Fresno, Madera launch annual homeless count as crisis deepens
The count provides a snapshot of the current homeless situation, one that has worsened in recent years.
January 25, 2023
Madera Co. ditches plan to tinker with groundwater penalties
Madera County was weighing a tiered approach that would see egregious over-pumpers of groundwater penalized more harshly.
January 24, 2023