News, Trauma

Trauma Closure Rates Remain High at California Hospital

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — From January to May, severely injured patients couldn’t go by ambulance to Kern Medical Center — the county’s only trauma facility — on 16 separate occasions for a total of 3,707 minutes.

That means someone in a life-or-death situation had to go somewhere else for care, somewhere without the critical resources KMC has to offer.

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