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Walnut Creek hospital is the go-to destination for trauma care in Contra Costa County
The Mercury News

When emergency responders found a hardware store employee bleeding in a parking lot from multiple stab wounds Aug. 4, there was no question where they would take the man to try to save his life.

Although a fully staffed emergency room was two miles away in San Pablo, Daniel Stone was rushed halfway across the county to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, the site of Contra Costa County’s lone trauma center. He was pronounced dead 104 minutes after arrival.

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