Financial shortcomings have forced Stockton to re-evaluate how one hospital’s clinics handle patient care.

With the help of 11 citizens, they hope to restructure the clinics and make them eligible for increased federal funding.

From The Oakland Tribune:

Officials are seeking patients and other residents to sit on a new community board that would oversee sweeping changes taking place at San Joaquin County medical clinics.

In one of many steps taken to address financial shortcomings at San Joaquin General Hospital, county officials decided to restructure the hospital’s clinics to increase federal funding. To do that, the county set up a nonprofit organization. In addition, the new 11-member county Clinics Community Board would oversee that nonprofit.

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