Trinity Hospital is verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center, the highest level of trauma care available in North Dakota. Level II verification means Trinity meets all of the requirements necessary to provide initial, definitive trauma care regardless of the severity of injury. Trinity’s Emergency/Trauma Center (ETC) provides round-the-clock physician coverage, which is supported by highly trained nurses and other clinical staff.
Level II Trauma Reverified with Zero Deficiencies
The Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons has verified Trinity Hospital as a Level II Trauma Center following an onsite survey that found zero deficiencies.
The hospital was visited for two days in June by an experienced team of site reviewers, who used the current American College of Surgeons’ Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient as a guide in conducting the survey.
In addition to identifying zero deficiencies, the verification committee highlighted several strengths of Trinity Health’s trauma program, citing the dedication and commitment on the part of trauma team members, the use of evidence-based protocols to treat injured children, including those with head trauma; the existence of a highly developed trauma alert system, and the availability of inpatient rehabilitation.
“This recognition confirms our commitment to provide the highest quality of care for injured patients,” said Trauma Director Gary Wease, MD, FACS. “I extend my appreciation and congratulations for the hard work by physicians and hospital staff that resulted in this outcome.”
The approval extends Trinity Hospital’s verification as a Level II trauma center for the maximum period of three years.
Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the Committee on Trauma’s verification program provides 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.