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New Central Valley Specialty Hospital is taking patients
Merced Sun-Star

Central Valley Specialty Hospital is admitting patients to the downtown Modesto facility after state health officials gave approval last week, its leader said.

The first patient was admitted to the 100-bed hospital Friday afternoon, and nine patients were receiving care as of Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Gia Smith said.

“We are getting referrals from area hospitals,” Smith said.

“All 100 beds are open.”

The three-story building, at 17th and H streets, was closed in early 2010 after Kindred Hospital Modesto could no longer serve Medicare patients and couldn’t find a buyer for the building.

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