Petition Closed
Petitioning Orange County Supervisor, 3rd Distric Todd Spitzer and 15 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Orange County Supervisor, 3rd Distric
Todd Spitzer
Orange County Supervisor, 1st District
Janet Nguyen
Orange County Supervisor, 5th District
Patricia C. Bates
Orange County Supervisor, 4th District
Shawn Nelson
Mayor, Tustin
Al Murray
Mayor Pro Tem, Tustin
Charles E. Puckett
Councilmember, City Of Tustin
John Nielsen
Councilmember, City Of Tustin
Rebecca Gomez
Councilmember, City Of Tustin
Allan Bernstein
Orange County Supervisor, 2nd District
John Moorlach
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
California State House
California State Senate
President of the United States
California Governor

Help Keep The Last Pediatric Sub-Acute Hospital In Orange County, CA Open

Newport Speciality Hospital houses the last pediatric sub-acute long-term care facility that provides care for children with brain damage and other catastrophic health conditions in Orange County, Ca. There is no other facility within the county that provides care for these patients.

 


Letter to
Orange County Supervisor, 3rd Distric Todd Spitzer
Orange County Supervisor, 1st District Janet Nguyen
Orange County Supervisor, 5th District Patricia C. Bates
and 13 others
Orange County Supervisor, 4th District Shawn Nelson
Mayor, Tustin Al Murray
Mayor Pro Tem, Tustin Charles E. Puckett
Councilmember, City Of Tustin John Nielsen
Councilmember, City Of Tustin Rebecca Gomez
Councilmember, City Of Tustin Allan Bernstein
Orange County Supervisor, 2nd District John Moorlach
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
California State House
California State Senate
President of the United States
California Governor
Newport Speciality Hospital houses the last pediatric sub-acute long-term care facility that provides care for children with brain damage and other catastrophic health conditions in Orange County, Ca.

The owner, Pacific Health, due to financial difficulties, intends to transfer all remaining 30 pediatric patients out of Newport Specialty to various regional locations to surrounding, Los Angeles, Riverside San Bernardino and San Diego counties. Many parents do not have the resources to enable them to see their children on a daily or weekly basis.

We think this action will be devastating to the families of these children and detrimental to the emotional and physical well being of the children as catastrophically injured and brain damaged children are fragile, due to their unique conditions and need the emotional support and daily presence of their families.

Not only will the current pediatric patients be affected by closure, other children who have and will have a need for sub-acute care will no longer have a place within Orange County to go to, thus compounding the problem for Orange County residents and for those communities that will be overburdened by the current and new patients.

As parents, we are interested in keeping the hospital open, elevating the quality of care, expanding services, including long-term physical therapies, not only for the children currently in residence, but for other children in the future.

We believe the move to a not for profit business model, which brings together community partners, will help to protect and enhance the integrity of the program and care of those children who so desperately need services. We need the support of the community because this is a community issue.