Lofgren leads Letter to Attorney General Becerra in Support of County Effort to Purchase Hospitals

January 31, 2019
Press Release

SAN JOSE, CA - Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) released a letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra signed by the Santa Clara County Congressional Delegation in support of the County's efforts to purchase the O'Connor and Saint Louise hospitals.

The full text of the letter can be found here and below:

Dear Attorney General Becerra,

We are writing to express our full support for Santa Clara County’s efforts to purchase the O’Connor and Saint Louise hospitals. When these facilities filed for bankruptcy the sole bidder was Santa Clara County who showed a willingness to save these hospitals. It is in the best interests of our constituents that these medical facilities continue to serve our local communities’ health care needs.

For the residents of south county and low income residents of San Jose the continuing operation of these medical facilities is literally a question of life or death. Without them residents of south county would have to travel at least 25 miles to the nearest emergency room, and many low income residents would go without care. We are asking that you and your office not let the perfect be the enemy of the good and do everything in your power to ensure that the sale of these hospitals to Santa Clara County goes through on time. Otherwise, we risk the permanent closure of these vital medical facilities.

Sincerely, 

Zoe Lofgren

Anna G. Eshoo

Jimmy Panetta

Ro Khanna

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