May 4, CEO Wayne C. Allen reported that there are active negotiations for control and ownership of Coalinga Regional medical Center. While discussions on this very important issue take place throughout the weekend, Allen has declared that he will keep communication open during the process.
In the meantime, like a house of cards, or a hole in the dam, the facility has been losing staff members who do not want to work without the assurance of a timely paycheck. Labs are closed. No patients can be admitted because there are no physicians. Radiology was one of the remaining opened departments Friday afternoon.
Ralph Neate Center is still funcitoning but that is on a short timeline as well.