Citizens to Save the Hospital
The Effort to Save the John C. Fremont Hospital Continues with Measure O
John C. Fremont Hospital is facing closure in 2030 for failure to meet California’s strict seismic safety standards. Measure O makes three key improvements over Measure N:
- Imposing a “sunset” to terminate the sales tax after 40 years
- Revising the Expenditure Plan to more clearly describe how the funds can be spent
- Adding an Accountability and Transparency section to require more rigorous accounting
If passed the voters during the upcoming June 2022 Primary Election, Measure O will provide these benefits to the residents of Mariposa County for generations to come:
- Prevent our hospital and its emergency room from losing its license to operate in 2030 for failure to comply with California’s seismic safety standards
- Ensure that our hospital and its emergency room can stay open and remain fully operational during any natural disaster, including a major earthquake, to provide essential medical care 24/7
- Enable the expansion and/or enhancement of emergency and other medical care to treat more patients more quickly and more effectively
- Replace diagnostic and patient support equipment that becomes outdated with modern, state-of-the-art technology
- Expand and enhance the services being offered in both the Mariposa and Northside clinics
- Make it easier for the Healthcare District, with a new, modern facility, to attract and retain the highly qualified medical professionals, including specialists, needed to better serve our community
The project and its funding will be overseen in a public process by the Healthcare District’s Board of Directors, who are elected by and are responsible to the residents of Mariposa County. The Healthcare District has already engaged the services of an architectural firm and a construction company with extensive experience designing and building hospitals in California, but will need to secure funding before being able to finalize plans.
If Measure O is unsuccessful, Mariposa County residents risk losing life-saving medical care for victims of accidents, heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies currently being provided by the county’s only 24/7 emergency room.
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