shuttered hospital


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shuttered hospital

A hospital that has been closed and is no longer in active, daily use. It may be reopened in times of crisis to care for the homeless, injured, or sick, esp. after a mass casualty incident.
See also: hospital
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Santa Paula Memorial Hospital trustees and Ventura County officials have inched closer to a partnership that would reopen the shuttered hospital, but no agreement has yet been forged, officials said Wednesday.
Gold believes this added burden may be enough to force state officials, busy planning a new college, to cave in and free up the 23 acres and its buildings so some patients can return to the shuttered hospital.
In Bara, where fighting has leveled homes, shuttered hospitals and businesses and impoverished those who have remained behind, the Pakistani Taliban influence is growing, some residents said.