Statement: Sen. Laird on Finalization of Watsonville Hospital Purchase
SACRAMENTO – State Sen. John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) issued the following statement today regarding the finalization of the purchase of Watsonville Hospital by the Pajaro Valley Healthcare District:
“It is heartening to know that the purchase of Watsonville Hospital by the Pajaro Valley Healthcare District has been finalized, ensuring this vital facility is entrusted to public hands. Watsonville Hospital is a lifeline for the Pajaro Valley – from the beginning of life to the end, this facility will remain steady in its mission.
I applaud the community for rallying together to make this happen – creating and funding an entire healthcare district in less than a year is a complex and difficult task. For me, working on this has been challenging and time consuming, but in the end unbelievably rewarding. I also want to thank Governor Gavin Newsom and his team for recognizing the pressing need to invest in Watsonville’s healthcare infrastructure. Today though, the true congratulations goes the people of Watsonville!”