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Ambulance agency OKs Emanuel for heart attack victims
Modesto Bee

Ambulances carrying potential heart attack victims no longer will pass the local hospital en route to Modesto.The Mountain Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency, which regulates emergency care systems in Stanislaus County, has designated Emanuel Medical Center an official receiving center for heart attack patients.Emanuel has been expanding its heart services since 2010, when the hospital opened a cardiac cath and intervention lab. Last year, doctors performed the first open-heart surgery at Emanuel.