Tulare’s community — city leaders, educators, business owners, doctors, nurses, fathers, mothers, grandparents – has come together to support Measure I, which will save Tulare’s public hospital.
Our current hospital, built shortly after World War II, not only fails to meet state earthquake safety laws, it’s woefully inadequate for our needs. It was built for the Tulare of 1951, not the Tulare of today.
That’s why the community is standing together behind Measure I, which will raise the money to finish our new hospital. If we don’t finish the new building, Tulare’s hospital will close.
The closure is not a threat. If construction of the hospital stops for more than two weeks, we’ll lose our construction permit and the project will die.
The names below are a small sampling of people in our community urging you to Vote Yes on Measure I:
Manuel Mancebo Jr.
Mary Jane Barwick
David Macedo, Mayor, City of Tulare
Maritsa Castellanoz, City Council Member, City of Tulare
Pete Vander Poel III, Supervisor, District 2, Tulare County Board of Supervisors
Phil Plascencia, President, Tulare City School District Board of Trustees
Sherrie Bell, Chairman, Board of Directors, Tulare Local Health Care District
Parmod Kumar, MD, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Tulare Local Health Care District
Richard Torrez, Board of Directors, Tulare Local Health Care District
Linda Wilbourn, Board of Directors, Tulare Local Health Care District
Laura Gadke, Board of Directors, Tulare Local Health Care District
Fateh Entabi, MD
Tom Evans, MD
Parul Gupta, MD
Jon Y. Miyakawa, MD
Joshua Trujillo, MD
Kendall L. Wong, MD
Brian Woo, MD
Rebecca A. Zulim, MD
Brian Bell, DDS
Robert E. Bell, DDS
Teresa Berbereia, RN
Andrea Coito-Moore, RN
Charlene Dawson, RN, BSN
Kassie Goncalves, RN
Angie Graziano, RN, MSN
Lionel Machado, RCP, RRT
Trish Hitlin, RN