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NorthBay Healthcare preparing for Fairfield hospital trauma center
North Bay Business Journal

NorthBay Heathcare is developing a plan to open Solano County’s first trauma center, which could be operational by early 2012 and would lessen the need to send seriously wounded patients to neighboring counties.

NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield would be designated a level III trauma center should hospital plans meet final county approval. The state already approved a county plan in June, and now the Solano Emergency Medical Services Cooperative – a committee of involved parties – needs to approve the plan and issue the trauma designation, according to hospital spokesman Steve Huddleston.