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Tri-City Medical Center Looking At Its Options

Some board members of North County's Tri-City Medical Center say they'd be open to selling the hospital to get enough money to modernize the facility. The hospital district has failed three times to g

Tri-City Medical Center Looking At Its Options

Some board members of North County's Tri-City Medical Center say they'd be open to selling the hospital to get enough money to modernize the facility. The hospital district has failed three times to get voters to approve a bond measure to finance the upgrades. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Voters in Carlsbad, Vista, and Oceanside rejected the last Tri-City bond measure in late August.

Tri-City officials say the hospital needs hundreds of millions of dollars in improvements. Some board members say selling the hospital would be one option worth considering.

Don Stanziano is a spokesman for Scripps Healthcare. He says his organization hasn't been approached.

Don Stanziano: Scripps is not actively looking to purchase or lease another inpatient hospital in the region. We don't have plans to do that. But, you know, we're always open to discuss new opportunities to better serve the healthcare needs of the community.

Tri-City is a public hospital. Voter approval would be required to authorize a sale.

Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News.

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