Feb. 28, 2023 — Madera County Board of Supervisors

Documented by Josef Sibala

County Administrative Officer Jay Varney provided an update on the closure of Madera Community Hospital, including that Asm. Soria will draft legislation on rural hospitals.

What happened: At the Feb. 28 Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting, County Administrative Officer Jay Varney announced that Assemblymember Esmeralda Soria will draft legislation on rural health care and hospitals.

He said that Senator Anna Caballero is also working on SB 870, which urges statewide support for rural hospitals.

Varney asked the board to request Madera Community Hospital provide “full data access.” for the hospital turnaround agreement. 

And also: The supervisors approved a $3.9 million contract with Fortune-Ratliff General Contractors Incorporated for architectural and engineering services for Oakhurst Government Center improvements.

Jorge Mendoza, project manager with Kitchell, said that the improvements include Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accessibility, sidewalk parking, ramp, interior finishes, water configurations, and remodeling of conference rooms.

Up next: The Madera County Board of Supervisors will reconvene on March 7 at 9 a.m.

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