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Western Sierra Medical Clinic undergoing slight delay in opening Penn Valley facility
The Union

The Western Sierra Medical Clinic is experiencing some delays in launching a new facility in Penn Valley — but hospital officials said they expect progress to pick up promptly.

“When you are retrofitting the building, it takes a lot of input from electrical engineering and structural engineering…” said Scott McFarland, chief executive officer of the clinic. “The longer it takes in the pre-planning phrase, the better the outcome.”

The center was originally slated to be in operation by the end of 2015, but McFarland said he is now shooting for an opening day in spring.

“We are always the eternal optimists,” he said.

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