Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.


Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital receives grant to treat opioid addiction in the ER

The new program enables the hospital’s emergency department to effectively treat anyone who is experiencing withdrawal from opioids or would like to stop taking them.

At a Jan. 24 Hazel Hawkins Hospital board meeting, Dr. Michael Bogeyaid said even though the hospital is not certified as a Level IV trauma center, it operates like one. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hospital lacks trauma center certification, but still provides the services

Hazel Hawkins ER doctor says the facility does so mainly because it’s the only hospital in San Benito County.