Senator Anna Caballero Determined to a Find Path to Reopen Madera Community Hospital

For Immediate Release

Contact: Elisa Rivera

(559) 264-3070


Senator Anna Caballero Determined to a Find Path to Reopen Madera Community Hospital

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Caballero issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Adventist Health would no longer pursue a partnership with Madera Community Hospital.

 “I was disappointed to learn that a potential partnership with Adventist Health was no longer an option at this time for Madera Community Hospital’s plan to reopen.  Since learning that Madera Hospital was in financial distress, I worked quickly to secure a $5 million appropriation and worked to expedite Medi-cal reimbursement payments totaling more than $4 million from health plans for the hospital’s use.  I worked on short-term solutions like the Distressed Hospital Loan Program to provide quick cash for struggling hospitals. Madera Community was prioritized and received $52 million out of the initial $150 Million allocation. As a long-term strategy, I worked to re-establish and reinstate the MCO Tax for increased Medi-cal reimbursement rates and ensured that funds generated from this tax would be equitably distributed to hospitals who treat a high number of Medi-cal patients like those in Madera.

While this latest turn of events is a disheartening, I remain steadfast in my commitment to see restored health access for the residents of Madera.”


For interviews or inquiries, please contact: Elisa Rivera at (559) 264-3070

Senator Anna M. Caballero represents the 14th Senate District, composed of majority portions of Merced, Fresno and Madera Counties.

* Senator Anna M. Caballero serves as the Interim Representative for the Salinas Valley and San Benito County until 2024 when a newly elected Senator will assume the district