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Escalon Community Ambulance has listed its calls for service from Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Wednesday, Dec. 2.


Crews responded to:

Heart problems – 6

CVA/Stroke – 0

Breathing problems – 1

Traumatic injury – 1

Other medical problems – 8

Total Patients – 16


Hospital destination:

San Joaquin General – 1

St. Joseph’s Hospital – 1

Doctor’s Hospital Modesto – 2

Memorial Medical Center – 4

Kaiser – Modesto – 4

Oak Valley Hospital – 0


Number of patients transported – 12

Number of patients without transport – 4


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