Posted: Jan 4, 2010 12:55 PM by Carina Corral
Updated: Jan 4, 2010 12:55 PM
The chief executive officer and president of Arroyo Grande Community Hospital will let the Grover Beach City Council know Monday night his stance on a proposed trauma center in San Luis Obispo.
Rick Castro disagrees with an outside consulting firm's suggestion to the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Medical Services Agency that residents would benefit from a regional center for all trauma patients.
Currently, patients with traumatic injuries are taken to the closest hospital.
Castro said that system works best for San Luis Obispo County because most of those types of injuries occur at the Oceano Dunes (ATV accidents) or Lake Nacimiento (boating accidents).
"Transporting those patients to a designated trauma center located in San Luis Obispo would lengthen the amount of transport time and compromise their treatment and survival," Castro said in a written statement.
The council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers in the 100 block of 8th Street.
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