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Saddleback Memorial’s San Clemente hospital to close May 31; how many will be affected?
Orland Press Register

San Clemente’s 73-bed community hospital will close May 31 because of declining patient numbers and legislative constraints, its owners said Wednesday.

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center announced the decision to close its San Clemente campus, at 654 Camino de los Mares, in a statement. The closure will leave a nearly 40-mile gap in public emergency rooms between Tri-City Hospital in Oceanside and Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.

Saddleback Memorial did not mention any plans for the 6.6-acre site.