January 2016 marks the 1-year anniversary of having the area's only Level II trauma center. Natividad Medical Center received this important designation on Jan. 5, 2015, after an extensive review by a team of trauma care experts from Los Angeles. The designation followed a 2 1/2-year effort by Natividad that was part of a four-year Monterey County Emergency Medical Services Agency process to designate a local hospital as a trauma center. Before Jan. 5, 2015, Monterey County was the largest of the remaining counties in California without a designated trauma center.
Since its designation in January 2015 and through the first week of December 2015, Natividad has treated more than 1,300 patients. With this crucial trauma center, Natividad continues a deep, historical and ongoing commitment to comprehensive trauma care services to all residents of Monterey County.
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