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Palomar Health Board Votes to Close North County Hospital
NBC News

The Palomar Health Board of Directors voted 5-2 Wednesday night to close the downtown Escondido hospital, which officials say is losing more than $20 million a year.

The campus, located on E. Valley Parkway, was built in 1950 to add more hospital beds to the North County.

But with the addition of the new Palomar Medical Center on Citracado Parkway, none of their hospitals are operating at capacity, Palomar Health’s spokesperson said, and it would take more than $270 million over the next five years to upgrade the downtown structure.