CALEXICO — The Heffernan Memorial Hospital District board will hear an update on negotiations with Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo at the board's regular meeting Wednesday.
On July 25, the Heffernan board tabbed Brawley-based Clinicas to provide medical services at the hospital building on Highway 98 that has been closed since late 1997.
According to the framework of a plan proposed at that meeting, Clinicas would operate an after-hours clinic during the time when Clinicas' Cole Road health facility is closed.
The sticking point of the negotiations is the condition of the hospital building.
Clinicas Executive Director Louis Lerma warned the Heffernan board he would not be able to secure the necessary permits to operate a clinic if the physical condition of the building does not meet state standards for medical facilities.