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Both Salinas hospitals want to open trauma centers
Monterey Herald

Two Salinas hospitals entered the home stretch in the contest to earn Monterey County’s nod as the Central Coast’s first Level II trauma center.

Natividad Medical Center and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital each submitted confidential proposals for the trauma center designation last week, triggering a 45-day review.

A new Level II trauma center would treat the most seriously injured patients in the county, those involved in horrific auto accidents or suffering from gunshot wounds, most of whom are now flown to Bay Area trauma centers.