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Updated: October 4, 2013 6:07AM



Having local trauma centers
should be a top priority

Another serious auto mishap in Indiana required an air-lift evacuation to a hospital in South Bend.

Question is, why to South Bend when there is fully staffed hospital in Michigan City? Could it be that the folks in the Indiana state legislature are still working to designate trauma centers with a 15-minute arrival time to said centers?

A news story in late 2012 said that a decision on these centers would be made in March 2013, last time this issue was visible in print was when it was incorporated into a legislative bill some time late in the spring of 2013 for study!

It would seem that trauma centers should be a number one issue to be implemented for the public safety, and activated as soon as possible, so seriously injured or ill patient can get treatment in a minimum amount of transport time!

Many times life or death is measured in minutes or even seconds!

Gerald E. Jawor

Hobart



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