St. Luke's Regional Trauma Center Achieves Re-verification as Level II Trauma Center
“We are very honored to be recognized again by the American College of Surgeons,” St. Luke’s Trauma Program Manager Jane Smalley said. “This distinction is a reflection of the expertise and dedication of our staff. It shows the community the quality of top-notch care that we are proud to provide to our patients.”
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 traumas 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 the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual.
At St. Luke’s Regional Trauma Center, a team of experts including emergency physicians, surgeons, nurses, radiologists and anesthesiologists, is always ready. They are equipped to stabilize any patient. They can respond to a wide array of trauma cases involving interventional radiology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and more. St. Luke’s Regional Trauma Center also offers a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room, an intensive care unit and the da Vinci Surgical System, which lets physicians perform highly intricate procedures with less post-operative pain, fewer complications, decreased blood loss and shorter recovery periods.
To learn more visit www.slhduluth.com/trauma.