This not-for-profit 501(c)(3) was created to advocate for community-led healthcare services by forming a health care district and purchasing Watsonville Community Hospital to transition it to community ownership and governance.
Pajaro Valley Healthcare District Project's mission is "to ensure the communities we serve have the high quality and sustainable healthcare services they need by placing local healthcare resources in the hands of the people."
PVHDP Board of Directors includes leadership representing Santa Cruz County, the City of Watsonville, Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley, and Salud Para La Gente.
PVHDP and many community partners and healthcare stakeholders want to make sure the hospital stays open to provide this important community with quality healthcare services.
This powerful proclamation of confidence affirms the state's stance on the importance of the population that resides and works in the Pajaro Valley and the role Watsonville Community Hospital plays in their health and wellbeing. This is a resounding mandate to realize the transition of ownership and transformation of Watsonville Community Hospital to the community.