Watsonville Community Hospital Measure N
In 2022 our community rallied together and local leaders secured special state legislation to save Watsonville Community Hospital from being closed down, but the facility itself is old and must be upgraded to improve healthcare in our community.
Measure N is a $116 million general obligation (G.O.) bond program intended to renovate Watsonville Community Hospital and improve services to our community. If approved by voters, Measure N would allow the hospital to modernize and expand our facility and improve emergency care and other
In addition, the hospital spends $3 million every year in lease payments to a third-party owner, based in Alabama. Measure N would allow our community to purchase the hospital building and land, through the locally-controlled, accountable Pajaro Valley Health Care District. This would bring the $3 million per year back to our community, to be spent on supporting nurses, doctors, and patient care.