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Pomona Valley hospital chosen as L.A. County's newest trauma center
Pomona Valley hospital chosen as L.A. County's newest trauma center

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center has been chosen by Los Angeles County officials as the county's newest trauma center to serve the East San Gabriel Valley.  Advocates had been pushing for a trauma center -- which are special emergency room units staffed and equipped to treat patients who are critically injured in shootings, car crashes and other incidents -- to open in the region, saying patients had to travel too far to receive medical care. The decision by the county's Department of Health Services announced Friday still requires approval from the Board of Supervisors. In the mid-1980s, there were 22 trauma centers in Los Angeles County, but many shut down...

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