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Doctors criticize Sutter handling of stroke patient
Marin Independent Journal

Outraged doctors are publicly criticizing a decision to send a patient, with a blood clot in an artery leading to his brain, from Novato Community Hospital to a hospital in San Francisco - bypassing Marin General Hospital, which had a stroke team ready to treat the patient. Such a condition requires timely intervention to prevent severe impairments or even death. Whether the decision affected the health of the patient – described as a man in his 40s – was not disclosed.