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Natividad Medical Center Announces the Appointment of a New Team Member for the future Level II Trauma Center coming soon to the Central Coast

SALINAS, CA — Natividad Medical Center announced today the appointment of a new team member to its future Level II Trauma Center coming soon to the Central Coast.  Andrew McCague, a Trauma Surgeon, will assist with trauma systems implementation and management as well as co-direct the intensive care unit.

Originally from San Diego, McCague completed his fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center.  McCague also completed his General Surgery residency training at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a county hospital in Colton, California.  During residency he served as Chief Resident, as well as earned awards for excellence in resident achievement.  He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey.
McCague is well published with several trauma publications, and has a strong interest in the field of trauma surgery.  In recent years, he won several awards including the 2013 American College of Osteopathic Surgeons – Resident Achievement Award in General Surgery and the 2011 Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Annual Research Conference – First place award.  In addition, McCague is actively involved in the communities he works as well as several professional organizations.
Additional Leadership Team members for the future Level II Trauma Center coming soon to the Central Coast include:
  • Alex Di Stante, MD —Trauma Medical Director
  • Chelsi Mettler, RN — Trauma Program Manager
  • Kristen Osland, RN — Trauma Prevention and Outreach Nurse
Under the leadership of this highly skilled team, the future Level II Trauma Center will provide exceptional life-saving trauma services with a focus of continuous commitment to excellence, while impacting the health, life and future of the men, women and children on the Central Coast of California.
The Level II Trauma Center Leadership Team believes that, with trauma, timing is everything. Natividad Medical Center is the Best Choice for trauma care given its dedicatedteam of trauma-trained members standing ready, at times of emergency, with the latest technology, providing comprehensive life-saving care to critically injured residents.
About Natividad Medical Center
Owned and operated by Monterey County, Natividad Medical Center is a 172-bed, acute-care hospital providing health care services to county residents for more than 128 years. Based in Salinas, Calif., Natividad Medical Center offers inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and specialty medical care. NMC manages more than 34,000 patient days each year and more than 47,000 emergency department visits per year. NMC is ranked No. 1 in newborn deliveries in Monterey County, and is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast, through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With a medical staff of more than 228 physicians,  Natividad’s mission is to continually monitor and improve the health of the people, including the vulnerable, in Monterey County through coordinated, affordable, high-quality health care. For more information, please call 831-755-4111 or visit

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