Doctors Medical Center
Part of California's fertile Central Valley, Modesto offers the diversity and facilities of a metropolitan city while maintaining an atmosphere of old-fashioned hospitality. With a population exceeding 203,000, it is the largest city and the seat of Stanislaus County. Modesto is in the heart of one of the nation's greatest agricultural areas, the San Joaquin Valley, and a mere 90 minutes west of the valley over the coastal mountain range lies the San Francisco Bay Area. Eastward are the foothills that house the famed Mother Lode gold country. Modesto's mild climate is ideal for abundant outdoor activities, including rafting on the Stanislaus River, hiking and biking on numerous local trails, horseback riding, golfing, and more. (http://www.modchamber.org)
Board-certified and board-eligible emergency specialists staff the emergency department at DMC Modesto 24 hours a day (DMC-Modesto.com). Nursing staff is trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum. This Level II trauma center has 24-hour coverage by general, specialty, and trauma surgeons, providing the highest quality care to the critically injured patient from the time of entry into the hospital to the time of discharge or transfer. All trauma patients have access to specialists, both surgical and non-surgical, to facilitate their rapid and full recovery.
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