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Dominican, Watsonville hospital mortality rates on par with state average
The Mercury News

A new state study designed to empower consumers reveals death rates at hospitals do vary. The state compared 2008 and 2009 mortality rates for 12 procedures and conditions — including heart attacks, pneumonia, strokes, hip fractures and balloon angioplasty — at 335 hospitals throughout California. Institutions such as Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto and El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos rated better than average in at least one category.

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