Alameda spans two islands and part of a peninsula on the east side of San Francisco Bay, adjacent to Oakland. The city has a small-town feel with its Victorian homes and tree-lined neighborhoods. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 72,259. www.alamedachamber.com
Alameda's emergency department has board-certified emergency physicians and registered nurses experienced in emergency, trauma, and critical care. Their response to each emergency is immediate and comprehensive. For patients arriving by ambulance, they communicate with paramedics on their way to the emergency center to ensure that they are fully prepared to treat the patient upon arrival; this helps to speed diagnosis and treatment. In the emergency center, they have ready access to language translators and equipment for the hearing-impaired, which allows them to accommodate special needs. Their emergency personnel treat over 17,000 patients annually of all ages with conditions ranging from urgent to life-threatening situations.
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