Published on May 11, 2020

Midland Trauma Center Receives Verification from American College of Surgeons

MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland’s Trauma Center has been successfully re-verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland was first verified as a Level II trauma center in 2014, with successful re-verification site visits in 2017 and 2020.

“As a Level II Trauma Center, we are able to provide comprehensive trauma care for injured adult patients,” said Asha Shah, M.D., trauma medical director. “Our patients can be assured that if they or their loved one experiences a health crisis, we’ll treat them with the highest level of trauma care. The verification our Trauma Center received by the American College of Surgeons is just another testament to how hard the entire trauma team works to provide safe, effective and quality care to each and every one of our patients.”

At MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland, trauma patients are assured rapid treatment via the trauma activation system, which guarantees that the trauma team, including an attending trauma surgeon, is at the Emergency Department bedside within 15 minutes of arrival for severely injured patients. Operating room services are available 24 hours a day featuring a dedicated trauma call team and in-house anesthesia coverage.

In addition, the Trauma Center provides trauma prevention and continuing education programs for staff, incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program and is involved with prevention efforts and has an active outreach program for its referring communities.

Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the Committee on Trauma’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. The program provides confirmation that a trauma center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients.

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