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Lodi Memorial Hospital part of a regional trauma network
Lodi News-Sentinel

Lodi Memorial Hospital would be ready to accept walk-in patients if faced with a natural disaster such as Sunday’s earthquake in Napa. But if overwhelmed with victims, the local hospital would need to transfer the most severely injured to other county hospitals. Damaged roads may make it harder to transport those patients by ambulance to the closest trauma center — a good 25 minutes in either direction — so air ambulances landing atop the hospital’s roof would be called in to move the most critically hurt.