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S.J. General Hospital wants in on the trauma

San Joaquin General Hospital has taken a step toward becoming a designated trauma center, a move officials said could shore up the county hospital’s finances while giving local residents a better chance of surviving serious injuries.

The county Board of Supervisors last week gave the hospital the go-ahead to invest $2 million toward hiring staff and buying equipment in an effort to become the county’s sole, designated trauma center by June 2013.