St. Luke’s Regional Trauma Center has been re-verified as a Level
2 Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee of the American College
of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication
to providing optimal care for injured patients. St. Luke’s Regional
Trauma Center has been verified as a Level 2 Trauma Center since 1990.
“St. Luke’s established the region’s first trauma program
in 1975 and became a federally designated Regional Trauma Center five
years later,” explained John Strange, St. Luke’s President/CEO.
“We are proud to have been serving the region’s injured patients
for over 40 years and are pleased the American College of Surgeons re-verified
us as a Level 2 Trauma Center.”
Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the COT’s
Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development
of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital
resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care
to address the needs of all injured patients. This spectrum encompasses
the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process.
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 in its current
Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual.
BELOW: John Strange, St. Luke's President/CEO