Dr. Doohan on the Ranch Proposal for a psychiatric health facility

Mar 31, 2021

March 31, 2021 — With Old Howard Hospital decisively off the table for use as a psychiatric health facility, the Board of Supervisors last week directed county staff to look into two other possibilities. One is using the property at Whitmore Lane in Ukiah, formerly an alternative quarantine site, now in need of a $2.8 million roof. The other is finding a parcel somewhere in the unincorporated part of the county, purchasing it, and building a psychiatric facility where there would be fewer neighbors to object. That idea was sketched out in a proposal by Dr. Mimi Doohan, the deputy health officer, earlier this month. Doohan spoke with kzyx last week.