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Palomar may close downtown Escondido hospital
San Diego Union-Tribune

Palomar Health’s presence in downtown Escondido is on life support.

The inland North County health system announced Thursday afternoon that its board is considering closing the 65-year-old hospital building between Grand Avenue and Valley Parkway within the next few months because it is losing about $20 million per year.

Now called the Palomar Health Downtown Campus, the large white structure houses Palomar’s labor and delivery, rehabilitation and behavioral health departments, and a standby emergency room.