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Sarasota County Gets Trauma Center

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is now operating as a Level II trauma center, making it the first designated trauma center in Sarasota County, the Bradenton Herald reports. Sarasota Memorial says its newly hired trauma surgeons and upgraded ER will treat 500 new trauma patients this year, the Herald reports. Blake Medical Center, in neighboring Manatee County, is the other designated trauma center in the region. 



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