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District May Pull Plug On Old Palomar Hospital In Escondido

It may be the end of the line for the old Palomar Hospital in downtown Escondido.

The Palomar Health District board of directors will vote June 24 whether to close the 65-year-old facility.

Palomar officials said the hospital is costing the district $20 million a year. What’s more, they say it would need $165 million in repairs just to stay in business.

But critics say closing the hospital would break a pledge.