The fate of the former Greenville Hospital is being discussed. Plumas District Hospital owns the property and its board heard proposals for its future. Photo by Meg Upton

Options for former Greenville hospital won’t include homeless shelter

Back in November of 2021 two entities approached Plumas District Hospital leaders about potential options for the former Greenville hospital site, now under its jurisdiction.

Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center (PCIRC) introduced a plan to redevelop the site to accommodate a new center, including space for transitional housing. However, the resource center was under a tight grant deadline and needed to secure the property or an agreement by sometime in early 2022. The other proposal came from Greenville businessman Ken Donnell who envisioned a destination spa/wellness center.

After receiving community feedback and speaking with Indian Valley leaders, and because of the limited time to perform due diligence, the Plumas District Hospital Board responded in mid-December that it would not be able to support PCIRC’s proposed reuse of the hospital site in Greenville.

During the past several weeks, PDH has received an outpouring of public comment indicating residents believe the former hospital in Greenville is destined to become either a “homeless shelter” or a hot springs wellness center. That is not the case.


Hospital leaders said these two proposals are not the only two options the Board has considered or will consider in the future. The Board will continue to receive and evaluate redevelopment proposals for this property and listen to the community on how PDH can best support the rebuilding efforts in Indian Valley.

The Plumas District Hospital Board will address this topic during its next meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. Community members are encouraged to attend this public virtual meeting through the link below.