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Tri-City, UC San Diego form partnership
San Diego Union-Tribune

Tri-City Medical Center and the UC San Diego Health System have launched a wide-ranging partnership that could boost the Oceanside hospital’s patient count — and thus its long-term viability — while expanding the university’s geographic reach and increasing referrals to some of its highly specialized programs.

Their affiliation agreement, which the Tri-City public health district’s board unanimously approved Tuesday, is a major victory for the community hospital. It allows Tri-City, which serves coastal North County, to maintain its administrative independence while securing access to additional well-insured patients and the university’s respected brand.

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