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County agency questions need for two area hospitals
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Twenty-seven miles separate Bear Valley Community and Mountains Community hospitals. But the distance is much greater than you might think.

It’s the mountainous terrain that separates the two facilities, says Rudy Shutta, acting chief executive officer for Bear Valley Community Hospital. And that terrain should be enough to answer any questions LAFCO might have as to why there are two healthcare districts serving the mountaintop region.