With the increasing financial pressures on California hospitals in general, and rural hospitals in particular, it is likely that growing numbers of California health care districts will seek chapter 9 protection in the future.

For further discussion on the challenges facing California health care districts you can read the article featured in California Bankruptcy Journal (Vol. 35 Cal. Bankr. J. No 3 (2020)) which Ms. Winthrop co-authored with Mary H. Rose, a shareholder of Buchalter, A Professional Corporation.