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Corcoran hospital closes ER, beds
Fresno Bee

Corcoran’s hospital has closed its emergency room and is keeping its 32 hospital beds empty to save money, forcing the city’s 11,500 residents to go elsewhere for major medical care. The closure, announced last week, resulted in 25 layoffs. Corcoran District Hospital likely will seek state approval to open an urgent care clinic in the former emergency department, which would bring back 24-hour physician coverage and allow the hospital to take patients again, hospital CEO Jonathan Brenn said.