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centra-logoBEDFORD, Va. (AP) _ Centra is holding two public forums in Bedford this month to address the future of health care in the community. The town hall-style meetings will be held Thursday and Aug. 28 in the Liberty High School auditorium. Both meetings will begin at 6 p.m. Centra acquired Carilion Clinic in July. Carilion Clinic had 50 percent ownership of Bedford Memorial Hospital. Centra spokeswoman Diane Riley tells The News & Advance ( that the company will use resident feedback from the meetings to develop a strategic plan for the hospital.