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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation  dedicated its new California Health Care Facility, an $839 million medical facility designed to care for the state’s sickest inmates on Tuesday.

The newly constructed medical and mental health facility, which sits on 200 acres in south Stockton on the site of the former Karl Holton Youth Correctional Facility, was completed on time and on budget. It will begin accepting inmate-patients in mid-July and is expected to provide intermediate level care for its full complement of 1,722 patients by the end of 2013.  Approximately 2,500 doctors, nurses, technicians, mental health and other custody and support staff will be employed at the facility.