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Older downtown hospital to focus on baby business
North County Times

The stork will not be a regular visitor to North County’s newest hospital when it opens in August in western Escondido —- instead, women and babies will become the centerpiece of the existing Palomar Medical Center building four miles away. Palomar Pomerado Health decided to delay building a women and children’s wing at the new hospital —- dubbed Palomar West Medical Center —- because of ever-increasing construction costs, and an agreement with the city of Escondido to conduct renovations downtown.