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St. Louis Trauma Care Needs Lifeline

(KWMU Staff Photo)
Depaul Medical Center will soon close its trauma center.

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

Trauma care services in the St. Louis area are facing a crisis.

Six hospitals keep specially-trained staff on call to perform emergency surgery on trauma victims.

But as KWMU's Matt Sepic reports in the first of two stories, one trauma center is close to shutting down, and others could follow.


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