News Release Date : 08/31/2011
Trauma Center Awarded Re-Verification
St. Mary's of Michigan has been re-verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT). This achievement recognizes St. Mary's Trauma Center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. Our Trauma Center's mission is consistent with the values of Ascension Health and St. Mary's of Michigan; Healthcare That Works, Healthcare That Is Safe and Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind.
St. Mary's was the first hospital in the Great Lakes Bay Region to become a Level II Trauma Center for adults in 2008. The ACS-COT verifications are the gold standards for trauma program verifications. "The re-verification recognizes the high standard of care provided to injured adults at St. Mary's and is a reflection of the dedication of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals," says Raghu Sarvepalli, Vice President Medical Affairs at St. Mary's of Michigan.
The Committee on Trauma's Verification/Consultation Program was established in 1987 by the American College of Surgeons. It promotes the development of trauma centers to provide hospital resources necessary for trauma care and the entire spectrum of care from pre-hospitalization to rehabilitation to address the needs of all injured patients.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the care of the injured patient. The College has over 72,000 members and it is the largest association of surgeons in the world. Longstanding achievements have placed the ACS in the forefront of American surgery and have made it an important advocate for all surgical patients.