News Release Date : 11/27/2012
Trauma Center & FlightCare 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.
The Committee on Trauma’s Verification/Consultation Program, established by the American College of Surgeons, 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.
Also, St. Mary’s of Michigan FlightCare was again awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. FlightCare, a rotor-wing transport service, provides highly skilled flight nurse and flight paramedic teams to care for adult and pediatric patients.
FlightCare celebrated 25 years of life-saving care in the air this year and has transported nearly 10,000 patients to date. They provide inter-hospital transfers as well as emergency scene calls within a 150 mile radius of Saginaw.
The BK117 twin engine helicopter is owned and operated by Air Methods, one of the largest air medical providers in the nation.