YOUNTVILLE, Calif., July 29 Staff and residents of the Yountville Veterans Home were given word just before Memorial Day of plans to close the acute care unit (1-South) of the home's on-site Holderman Hospital. Hospital physicians, who are represented by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, believe that closing the unit will result in a decline in medical care for many of the home's 1,100 residents. The California Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will travel to Yountville for its second informational hearing on the closure issue. Physicians, veterans, and Holderman Hospital administrators are among those scheduled to testify. The public is welcome to attend, and to address the committee during the public comment period.
WHAT: An informational hearing held by the California Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on the proposed hospital unit closure at the Yountville Veterans Home
WHEN: Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Recreational Area of Holderman Hospital, Yountville Veterans Home, 180 California Drive, Yountville
SOURCE Union of American Physicians and Dentists