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Community Hospital Merges With Memorial
Gazette Newspapers

Almost exactly 10 years after a former corporate owner closed Community Hospital, the board has announced it will merge with Memorial Medical Center of Long Beach.

After the closure by Catholic HealthCare West (owner of St. Mary Medical Center), residents and doctors banded together to reopen Community as a small independent hospital with an emphasis on emergency care for the east side. The hospital reopened on June 27, 2001, and has slowly grown since.