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2 Sacramento-area hospitals get ‘heart-attack center’ status; Mercy San Juan feels left out
Sacramento Bee

Kaiser Permanente and Sutter health systems are trumpeting their first designations as regional “heart attack centers,” but the president of Mercy San Juan Medical Center says his facility shouldn’t have been left out.

With competition fierce among area hospitals, the recent designation – by a regional emergency services agency – hit a sore spot at Mercy San Juan, which bills itself as the only suburban Sacramento facility with comprehensive cardiac services.