Adventist Health Sonora

Administrators with Adventist Health Sonora, the faith-based nonprofit hospital, its satellite healthcare facilities that serve Tuolumne County, and its parent Adventist Health, are in a rates renegotiation dispute with the insurer Anthem Blue Cross of California.

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday addressed ongoing contract negotiations between Adventist Health, which operates the only hospital in the county, and Anthem Blue Cross, the primary insurer for thousands of county residents and hundreds of county government employees.

County Administrator Tracie Riggs recommended the board send a joint letter to Anthem Blue Cross, from the unified board and from the county Superintendent of Schools Office, which the board unanimously agreed to do.