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The Dirty Dozen

Flaws abound in the AB 918 law which is mandating the dissolution of Heffernan Healthcare District and Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District by the end of the year. Here are the some of the flaws of the law: The new board of IVHD is under marching orders from our Comrades Eduardo Garcia and Senator Steve Padilla

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No Laughing Matter

At the February 22, 2024, Imperial Valley Healthcare District (IVHD) board meeting, ECRMC Board member and El Centro City Councilman Tomas Oliva stated to the Board and audience that Pioneers Memorial Hospital (PMHD) and Heffernan (HHD) need to “turn over the keys” to their facilities and dissolve as soon as possible. This is pretty rich coming

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Mergers and Acquisitions

The Imperial Valley Healthcare District (IVHD) has sprung into action and is now considering how to merge Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District (PMHD) and Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District (HMHD).  IVHD eventually will have to decide to acquire El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC). One of the first issues, and likely the most critical, should be to hire

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