San Diego marketers are convinced its other attractions—such as beaches on offer year-round, when all the Mayo Clinic can offer in addition to health care is a Minnesota winter. (Photo: Shutterstock)

 Ah, San Diego—sun, sand, beaches… and hospitals. 

A report in Stat News says that San Diego is betting on converting plain old tourism into medical tourism, hoping to attract patients to its hospitals with the city’s other attractions serving as icing on the cake, so to speak.

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