Last week, Manpreet Singh, the director of American Advanced Management Group’s acquisition team, was in Coalinga for a Town Hall Meeting. Ten residents attended the presentation and were able to ask any questions they had.
Singh indicated that many of the steps in re-opening Coalinga Regional medical Center are done “behind the scenes.”
“Although it may not look like very much is happening,” said Singh, “our people are working day and night to complete this process as quickly as possible.”
In the coming weeks, residents will notice the facility being freshly painted. AAMG plans to re-open all the facets of the hospital simultaneously. Because the skilled nursing facilities, rural health center, labs, radiology and the hospital itself are all part of a single license, all facets need to be complete and ready to open at one time. The group plans to be able to apply for their final inspections in the fall, but that agency often takes up to 90 days to complete the process.
All said and done, Singh says they plan to be re-opened in January.
“We know what we are doing,” said Singh. “This is not our first rodeo. We are just finishing a hospital in the Los Angeles area. And we did it very well. We know what the inspectors are looking for, and we know what to expect. We will be ready.”
Singh plans to return to Coalinga in the near future with the complete team to interact with residents again. They group hopes to have a job fair in September. They have been searching for a hospital CEO and have put directly into the contract for both the CEO and Director of Nurses that both of those individuals must live in Coalinga. Singh was hopeful about prospects for both positions.