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Lodi Health at a crossroads

Local hospital, connected clinics look to save money, raise revenue

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Fred Hoffman, who recently underwent bypass surgery, uses an exercise machine at the Lodi Memorial Hospital cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation center on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.

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Fred Hoffman recently spent some time in the new cardiac unit at Lodi Memorial Hospital. After open-heart surgery at a Sacramento hospital last year, the Herald resident drove to the center on South Fairmont Avenue and rode a stationary bicycle or walked on a treadmill while nurses monitored his heart rate, three days a week for 12 weeks.

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Dan Evans/News-Sentinel

Fred Hoffman, who recently underwent bypass surgery, uses an exercise machine at the Lodi Memorial Hospital cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation center on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.