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San Clemente Hospital’s Closure Spurs Calls For New Ownership
Orange County Weekly

MemorialCare Health System’s announcement Wednesday that its San Clemente hospital will close on May 31 was not exactly welcomed by the local physicians and residents who have been trying to save the 73-bed facility. “Today, MemorialCare decided to fire their employees and close its hospital doors on our community, prioritizing financial profits over people,” said Dr. Gus Gialamas, founder of the Save San Clemente Hospital group. “With billions in their bank accounts, their board along with their high paid executives made this closure decision with zero input from the cities affected, including the doctors, nurses and more importantly their community.”