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Progress at Tulare hospital continues
Visialia Times-Delta

Tulare Regional Medical Center trustees approved a $6 million loan Wednesday to pay for its new da Vinci robotic surgical system, but one board member warned that the hospital is facing hard times.

Board members voted 4-1 in favor of the Bank of America loan at a rate of 1.9 percent to be repaid over the next five years. It will be used to pay for the $2.4 million da Vinci robotic surgery machine and related equipment in addition to patient equipment for the new building under construction.

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