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Man seriously injured and a child is flown to hospital after McHenry Avenue crash

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A man suffered major injuries and a child was airlifted to a hospital following a crash Friday at McHenry and Claratina avenues.

The man was driving a 1949 Dodge Coupe north on McHenry about 11 a.m. when it collided with a Honda Civic going south on McHenry, making an eastbound turn onto Claratina, Modesto police Lt. Martha Delgado said.

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Stanislaus County Hospitals Nearing Capacity Due To Operating Constraints

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STANISLAUS COUNTY (CSB13) — Stanislaus County leaders are sending out the alert that their hospitals are stretched to capacity right now.

As coronavirus cases increase, hospitals are now working to get more beds available. The capacity concerns surprised county supervisors Thursday since the Stanislaus County Public Health dashboard figures show 40% of hospital beds are still available.

It turns out the physical beds are here, but staffing to take care of a surge in patients is a problem.

“I think we need to take a better look at this and be more concerned,” Supervisor Terry Withrow said.

Withrow says hospital CEOs revealed to supervisors Thursday low staffing and operational issues at hospitals would not allow every bed to be used right now.

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Falck fined $370,000 for slow responses in California

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The ambulance company recently selected to take over for AMR at the end of the year is falling far short of expectations in a California county where it took over a similar contract in July.

Falck Alameda County received a letter this week from the Alameda County EMS Director, claiming the company has failed to meet numerous response time standards in both July and August, leading the county to fine falck $372,000.

EMS Director Lauri McFadden also wrote, "It is now clear there are deficits in your system.  Non-compliance with response times requirements - particularly those pertaining to high priority requests for service - is a serious matter.  this letter serves as notice of non-compliance and as a demand for a corrective action plan."

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