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Natividad plan for trauma center gets a thumbs up
Monterey Herald

After impassioned pleas from Natividad Medical Center supporters, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to support the hospital’s plan for the area’s first trauma center, despite questions about the financial impact.

By a 4-0 vote, the board approved Natividad’s plan for offering advanced trauma care despite conflicting information regarding whether the county-owned hospital would be able to earn a profit on the new program. There was also a late push by Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital officials to tie an affiliation with Natividad to the trauma center approval.