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Hospital says financial outlook improves

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital officials said this week that HHMH will enter the second quarter of 2023 in a “better than expected cash position,” due to cost savings measures and optimistic negotiations with MediCal, Medicare and Anthem. The hospital also …

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Gabilan Chapter Seneca seeks a children’s therapist for Hollister clinic

A small name change has brought greater continuity of care for San Benito County as the Gabilan chapter of the Kinship Center transitioned into the Gabilan Chapter Seneca, part of the Seneca Family of Agencies.  And while the name change …

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Letters: Betting on hospital’s survival

Concerning our beloved hospital, the feeling is like the wager in the movie “Around the World in 80 Days.” Do we bet the difficult task of restructuring with a business plan and do we bet that it can be done …

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Hazel Hawkins pulls out of meetings with local governments

Upon receiving a Feb. 27 letter from Nicholas Koffroth, the attorney for the San Benito Health Care District, which advised the district to not participate in the San Benito County Intergovernmental Advisory Committee meetings regarding the future Hazel Hawkins Memorial …

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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center hopeful feds will reverse Medicare termination

On Aug. 12, 2022, a man arrived at the trauma unit of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose bleeding from multiple stab wounds to his wrist and abdomen. Doctors determined that he had stabbed himself with a …

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Nurses rally in Hollister

A small group of registered nurses rallied outside Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Thursday in support of adequate staffing at the Hollister medical facility, which is currently facing a financial emergency. “(We are) focusing on safe staffing,” said Pedro Silva, an …

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Hazel Hawkins gains $3M loan from state

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital recently received a $3 million loan from the state, according to hospital officials.  The loan comes from the California Health Facilities Financing Authority. The loan will allow the Hollister hospital to extend the timeline it needs …

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Hazel Hawkins to close home healthcare department

In an effort to cut costs as Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital (HHMH) faces a potential bankruptcy, the San Benito Health Care District Board of Directors voted Jan. 6 to close the hospital system’s home healthcare department.  The board’s vote was …

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Hazel Hawkins, Anthem reach payment agreement

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital and Anthem Blue Cross announced this week that they have agreed on a new contract that allows patients insured by the company to maintain “in-network access” to the local hospital’s services, services and providers, says a …

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