The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 4, 2010
CDCR breaks ground on new prison hospital in Stockton

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About 200 state, county and local officials and media gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony for the 1,722-bed California Health Care Facility in Stockton this morning. For more info about the prison hospital, scheduled for completion in 2013, click here.

PHOTO: Officials break ground at the new prison hospital site. Left to right:

Michael Meredith, Project Director, CDCR
J. Clark Kelso, Receiver, California Prison Health Care Services
Chris Meyer, CDCR Senior Chief
Jose Solorio, Assemblyman, 69th District
Matthew Cate, CDCR Secretary
Lois Wolk, Senator, 5th District
Sharon Aungst, CDCR Chief Deputy Secretary
Deborah Hysen, CDCR Chief Deputy Secretary

Photo credit: George Nyberg / Courtesy CDCR

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