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Another Hospital Pondering Trauma Status

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is considering becoming a Level 2 trauma center, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

If it decides to apply, it would compete directly with Bradenton’s Blake Medical Center in treating critical and life-threatening injuries in the area. The state Department of Health’s new policy says the region that includes Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties can be served by two trauma centers, the Herald-Tribune reports. Blake Medical Center is the lone trauma center there now.