Freshman East Bay legislator gets critical health care funding approved in state budget
SACRAMENTO – Relief is on the way for patients displaced by the recent closure of Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo. Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) led the fight to secure $2 million to expand the LifeLong Urgent Care facility in San Pablo, across the street from the closed Doctors Medical Center (DMC). Governor Jerry Brown signed the new state budget today.
“This is just a start,” said Thurmond, “but it’s a meaningful one. Like many in West Contra Costa County, I fought hard to keep Doctors Medical Center Open. I am committed to working with residents and health care professionals to create a long-term health care plan that includes the possibility of building a new hospital.”