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Hospital will lay off 50, closes skilled nursing unit
Kingsburg Recorder

Kingsburg District Hospital will close its money-losing skilled nursing unit in the next several months — effectively putting the debt-ridden hospital out of the business of directly serving patients. The unit — which now has 20 patients — could close as early as mid-May, hospital officials said. The hospital will lay off its 50 employees because of the shut down. The hospital board decided the fate of the skilled nursing unit at its March 1 meeting.