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Despite new ER, trauma patients leave county
Hollister Free Lance

Despite the recent construction of three state-of-the-art trauma bays, the Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital emergency room is not designated as a trauma center due to a lack of staff and funding.

Without the designation, the hospital does not receive patients who are in need of trauma care, unless they are in need of stabilization, said Rebecca Jones, the director of emergency services at the hospital.