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Bakersfield Memorial proposes new children’s hospital
By John Cox, Californian Staff Writer

Kern’s sickest children would get quick access to expert medical attention under a plan to build the county’s first pediatric intensive care unit, part of a proposed children’s medical center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. The $3 million project — two-thirds funded by the hospital, the rest by donations — would go beyond the proposed eight-bed intensive care unit to include an expanded pediatric inpatient department as well as outpatient clinics offering specialized services in short supply locally.