St. Luke's Regional Trauma Center Receives Re-Verification
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.