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San Clemente seeks delay of hospital closure
Orland Press Register

San Clemente is asking Orange County’s Emergency Medical Services agency to slow the impending May 31 closure of the community’s hospital until a new operator can be found.

By a 5-0 vote Tuesday night, the City Council authorized Mayor Bob Baker to send a letter to the county agency to try to push back the closure date announced by the owner of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center San Clemente.

MemorialCare Health System, owner of the hospital at 654 Camino de los Mares, said the facility will close due to low patient counts and legislative constraints.

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