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Hospital to explore alternatives before replacing old tower

For years, county officials have put off a decision whether to reduce the number of beds at San Joaquin General Hospital or to spend tens of millions of dollars replacing San Joaquin General Hospital’s Old Tower, an 80-year old building deemed seismically unsound by the state.

On Wednesday, a hospital advisory board stopped short of endorsing a staff recommendation to scrap plans to replace the 1932 building in favor of investing in the hospital’s newer inpatient building while expanding outpatient care.