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Pediatric ICU temporarily shut down at county hospital
Ventura County Star

Problems in finding specially skilled nurses to fill mushrooming vacancies forced the temporary closure of a high-profile pediatric intensive care unit at the Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, officials said.

Hospital leaders said they placed the state license to operate the six-bed unit — the only one of its kind in Ventura County — on temporary suspension Friday. Barry Fisher, director of the Ventura County Health Care Agency, said it’s unclear how long the 3-year-old program will stay closed but promised it will reopen.

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