County Picks Kaiser For New Trauma Center

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

In a vote of three-to-two, County Supervisors Tuesday chose Kaiser for the lucrative level two trauma designation. Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan was among the three board members who voted for Kaiser. 

"This is certainly the most difficult issue that I’ve had to deal with…I have arrived at the conclusion that Kaiser has presented the best proposal and I support the designation of Kaiser for the south Sacramento level two trauma center."

The board’s vote follows a recommendation by county staff that Kaiser had submitted a better proposal than Methodist.

Level two means the center can handle everything but cases involving burns and children. The new center is set to open in mid 2008.