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Counties officially certify Measure N win

The Pajaro Valley Health Care District (PVHCD) board authorized the issuance of a general obligation bond, which was put before voters on the March 5, 2024 ballot. On April 2, the Monterey County and Santa Cruz County election departments officially certified that the measure passed, with 68.04% of voters approving the measure.

We are humbled by the level of support we have received from so many volunteers, community leaders and donors who helped pass Measure N. But more than anything, we are grateful to the voters of the Pajaro Valley Health Care District for believing in your hospital.

The $116 million bond program will be used to improve the quality of healthcare at Watsonville Community Hospital; expand and renovate the emergency room; upgrade imaging systems including X-rays, MRI and CT scanners; replace aging roofs and plumbing; and purchase the hospital property to save approximately $3 million a year on rent that can then be used to modernize the facility and expand services.

Funding will not happen immediately. Following the formal approval of the election results by the PVHCD board at its April meeting, the bond process will begin shortly thereafter, and the earliest some initial funds may be available is estimated to be about the end of 2024 or early 2025.

We are excited to continue working collaboratively with our community to ensure everyone’s hard-earned dollars are spent in the best possible way to deliver the highest quality healthcare to our community.

Welcome to the Pajaro Valley Health Care Hospital Corporation!

We are here to ensure that the health care needs of the people of the Pajaro Valley are being met, and that the communities we serve have access to high-quality, sustainable health care services. Our primary purpose is to provide public oversight of Watsonville Community Hospital, which has been providing critical healthcare services to the community for more than a century.

Meetings

District Board

Next Meeting: November 29, 5:30pm

Hospital Board

Next Meeting: November 29, 5pm

Hospital Finance Committee

Next Meeting: October 24, 12pm (Cancelled)

Hospital Strategic Planning & Marketing Committee

Next Meeting: TBD

Hospital Employee Engagement Committee

Next Meeting: December 13, 4pm

Hospital Quality & Patient Safety Committee

Next Meeting: November 15, 12pm

For past meeting minutes and video recordings, please go to the Meeting drop down menu at the top of the page.

PVHCDHC Notice of Intention to Adopt a Conflict of Interest Code

PVHCD Notice of Intention to Adopt a Conflict of Interest Code

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PAJARO VALLEY HEALTH CARE DISTRICT

PAJARO VALLEY HEALTH CARE DISTRICT HOSPITAL CORPORATION