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SVMH narrows merger options
The Californian - Salinas

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) will move forward on a process that could end with a joining of forces with either Natividad Medical Center (NMC) or Hospital Corporation of America (HCA Healthcare).

On a 4-1 vote, the board of directors on Wednesday night voted to move forward to stage two of a possible affiliation with another health care organization. Nathan Olivas voted “no” after earlier asking why public meetings could not be held before going forward.