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Camp Pendleton breaks ground on new hospital

Half-billion-dollar facility expected to open in 2014

By Gretel C. Kovach
Originally published December 2, 2010 at 12:50 p.m., updated December 2, 2010 at 5:13 p.m.

Construction to replace Camp Pendleton’s aging hospital with a facility costing nearly half-a-billion dollars began Thursday, when military commanders and builders sunk their shovels into the ground at a ceremonial groundbreaking.

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