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Memorial and Natividad hospitals battle to win trauma center designation in Monterey County
Monterey County Weekly

Where the man’s mouth had been, there was just ragged bloody tissue. He had no tongue or lower jaw. The shotgun blast wasn’t deadly, but it did tear off the front of his face. Paramedics arrived and radioed for helicopter paramedics. The ambulance drove him to Natividad Medical Center in North Salinas, where a CalSTAR helicopter would meet him and fly him to the nearest trauma center, San Jose Regional Medical Center, 50 miles away.