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North of Fresno, in Madera County, has been the home of Children’s Hospital Central California since the 1990s, when seismic requirements drove the building of a new facility. Now consistent growth has driven an expansion. According to Jessie Hudgins, Children’s Vice President of Facilities, “Inpatient services were up 4% and outpatient services were up 10% annually. Demand forecasts showed a definitive need for additional capacity in pediatric care units, operating rooms, imaging and the ED.” The hospital, which serves all of Central California, has recently completed a 60,000 sf, two-story addition, named for its largest contributor, Paramount Farms.