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San Clemente hospital may shed beds, ER
Orange County Register

MemorialCare Health System, a major player in Orange and Los Angeles counties, is laying the foundation for what many in the medical industry believe is the fast-approaching future of health care: the bedless hospital.

MemorialCare said Wednesday it is drawing up a plan to convert its small community hospital in San Clemente into a comprehensive outpatient health center that would offer all the services hospitals provide – except the beds and the emergency room.