The trauma center at Stormont-Vail HealthCare has been re-verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This verification is valid through April 14, 2018.
Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma.
To retain its Level II Trauma Center verification, Stormont-Vail maintains trauma surgeon coverage 24 hours a day, as well as coverage of specialties including orthopedics, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care. Stormont-Vail also provides community trauma prevention education, continuing education for staff and incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program.
“We are excited, but not surprised about our re-verification as a Level II Trauma Center,” said Angela Gamber MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Trauma Services administrative director. “We work hard to provide the highest quality care for all of our patients. This is not something we scramble to achieve before the committee arrives, we operate at this level every day so that we can give our most critical patients the best possible outcomes.”
Richelle Rumford RN, BSN, MSN, CEN, trauma program manager said, “The trauma verification process, through the American College of Surgeons, ensures that when a tragedy occurs, patients and families can count on the Stormont-Vail Trauma Team to provide the highest level of trauma care in our area.”