A plan to help OLE Health expand at a St. Helena Hospital location in Calistoga has been cancelled, the hospital announced.
According to a news release, Adventist Health St. Helena and OLE Health originally planned to provide team-based care to more residents of Calistoga at St. Helena Medical Specialties clinic, known as Vermeil House.
More than $2.3 million was raised at the hospital's 2017 "Together" gala to support the project.
However, Adventist Health St. Helena announced it encountered regulatory restrictions "that prevent this agreement from moving forward."
Donors to the original project may request to have their donations returned, said a hospital spokeswoman.
“Although we're disappointed in this turn of events, we've come up with an alternative that we believe meets the original spirit and intent of expanding access to vital healthcare services in Calistoga and the upper Napa Valley,” says Steven Herber, president and CEO of Adventist Health St. Helena.
The new plan will provide access to more primary care providers and specialists, and includes remodeling the clinic in order to accommodate an outpatient breast health imaging center that will be home to 3D mammography, said a news release.
Calistoga will be one of only two locations in Napa County offering this technology. The hospital anticipates the imaging center opening later this year.
“We're excited by the opportunity to add vital primary care, cardiology and life-saving 3D mammography services for the community,” said Herber.
Adventist Health, the parent company of the hospital, announced it would match up to $2 million in donations made to the community fundraising effort.