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Franciscan Health moves to close Harrison hospital in Bremerton

Officials with CHI Franciscan Health, which operates Harrison Medical Center’s two campuses, have taken first steps to close the Bremerton site and shift more than 250 beds to the Silverdale site in Kitsap County.

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