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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

Hoping to finally close a significant gap in the region’s emergency medical network, Los Angeles County officials are proposing a new trauma center to serve residents of Pomona and the eastern San Gabriel Valley. Officials have been trying for years to put a trauma center in the area, saying patients now travel too far to receive care for the most critical injuries. The nearest trauma center to Pomona is 28 miles away, at County-USC Medical Center in Boyle Heights. “You have to be airlifted to the nearest trauma facility that will take you,” said Supervisor Hilda Solis, who represents the San Gabriel Valley. “Every minute is one minute of life that is taken from...

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