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TRAUMA CTR RANKING CRITERIA RELEASED 10-04-2013 14:30 AV

THE CRITERIA USED IN EVALUATING THE CENTRAL COAST’S FIRST TRAUMA CENTER HAS BEEN RELEASED.   THE FINAL SCORES RANKING NATIVIDAD MEDICAL CENTER AS THE MORE QUALIFIED FACILITY TO PURSUE THE LEVEL TWO STANDING COMPARED TO IT’S COMPETITOR SALINAS VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WAS A DIFFERENCE OF LESS THAN 5%.   EVALUATORS SCORED NATIVIDAD AT 533.7 COMPARED TO 508.3 BASED ON 21 CRITERIA.   NATIVIDAD SCORED HIGHER IN 10 AREAS INCLUDING TRAUMA CENTER AND ROLE IN TRAUMA SYSTEM, HOSPITAL ORGANIZATION AND TRAUMA PROGRAM, GENERAL SURGERY CLINICAL FUNCTIONS, AND PEDIATRIC TRAUMA CARE, WHILE SVMH SCORED HIGHER IN THREE AREAS, INCLUDING NEUROSURGICAL CLINICAL FUNCTIONS, ORTHOPEDIC CLINICAL FUNCTIONS AND COLLABORATIVE CLINICAL SERVICES.   NATIVIDAD’S TRAUMA CENTER IS SET TO OPEN IN JANUARY 2015.

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SOLEDAD WINERY FATAL ACCIDENT 10-04-2013 14:30 AV

A SOLEDAD WINERY EMPLOYEE WAS KILLED IN AN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT THURSDAY NIGHT.    POLICE SAY THE 19-YEAR OLD MAN WAS CLEANING SOME WINE-MAKING EQUIPMENT AT GOLDEN STATE VINTNERS AROUND 11 P.M., WHEN HE BECAME TRAPPED IN THE LARGE MACHINE CONTAINING AN AUGER.   EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ARRIVED TO THE FACILITY ON METZ ROAD TO FIND THE MAN DEAD.  CAL-OSHA IS INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT.

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HOLLISTER POLICE CHIEF’S HOME/CRASH 10-04-2013 13:30 AV

THE HOLLISTER POLICE CHIEF WAS AWOKEN EARLY THIS MORNING WHEN A SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER CRASHED INTO HIS HOME.  POLICE SAY THE PICK-TRUCK SMASHED THROUGH THE HOME’S FRONT DOOR AROUND 1 A.M., AND KEPT GOING UNTIL IT FINALLY STOPPED IN CHIEF WESTRICK’S KITCHEN.    REPORTS ALSO SAY THE OUT OF CONTROL VEHICLE KNOCKED DOWN TWO POWER POLES, ALONG WITH LIVE ELECTRICAL WIRES AND CAUSED A GAS LEAK.   THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK WAS AIR-LIFTED TO A SAN JOSE TRAUMA CENTER.  THE CHIEF AND HIS FAMILY ALL ESCAPED UNINJURED.

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NO PLEA FOR LAMAR MURDER SUSPECT 10-04-2013 9:30 AV

THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING MORGAN HILL TEEN, SIERRA LAMAR, FAILED TO ONCE AGAIN ENTER A PLEA WHEN HE APPEARED IN COURT THIS WEEK.   ANTOLIN GARCIA TORRES IS CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING AND MURDERING THE 15-YEAR OLD LAST MARCH.   ON THURSDAY, TORRES DID NOT ENTER A PLEA, AND ANALYSTS DON’T EXPECT HIM TO UNTIL ALL THE EVIDENCE IN THE CASE IS IN.    AT THIS POINT, SINCE THEY ARE STILL WAITING FOR MORE EVIDENCE, ATTORNEYS SAY THIS COULD BE A MISSING PERSON’S CASE AND NOT A MURDER INVESTIGATION.   MEANTIME, HE REMAINS BEHIND BARS WITHOUT BAIL.   HIS NEXT COURT DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR NOVEMBER 15TH.

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Ucsc KIDNAP IVSTGTN CONTINUES 10/3/13-19:51-PMD

 U-C-S-C POLICE ARE FOLLOWING UP LEADS IN THE ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING OF A STUDENT ON SEPTEMBER 25TH. THE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE AT 8:45 P-M BY THE MERRILL COLLEGE WRITING CENTER WHERE A FEMALE STUDENT WAS ATTACKED BY A WHITE MALE IN HIS 20’S WITH DARK HAIR. U-C-S-C POLICE ARE ASKING ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION TO CALL 831-459-2231 OR GO TO POLICE.UCSC.EDU

 

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