Trauma Patients to Be Sent to Stanford Hospital

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Santa Cruz County trauma patients will be treated at Stanford University Medical Center after San Jose Medical Center closes next month.

With the San Jose hospital expected to close Dec. 1 because of financial troubles, health officials had proposed cutting off emergency services to patients from other areas.

To make sure patients weren’t turned away, Stanford agreed to increase the number of doctors and nurses available for emergencies, add beds and expand space.