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ACS Level II Verification

What does it mean?

St. Mary's of Michigan has a long history of excellence in trauma care. In July 2014, St. Mary’s trauma program was re-verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s continued dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients from across the mid-northern region of Michigan.  

St. Mary’s established its Level II Trauma Program in 2008 and was the first ACS Verified Level II Trauma Center in the region. Receipt of this verification as a Level II Trauma Center means the following for St. Mary's of Michigan and its patients:
 

  • It confirms that we are functioning as a trauma center that meets strict criteria set forth by the ACS, not just on paper, but also through on-site surgery
  • These criteria are closely linked to improved outcomes for patients
  • If EMS personnel in the field determine that a patient meets trauma criteria, the trauma team at St. Mary's of Michigan is activated
  • This team is available 24/7, 365 days a year and is mobilized within 15 minutes, waiting in the ER for the patient to arrive, and already apprised of the patient's condition
  • The on-call trauma team includes trauma surgeons, emergency room physicians, nurses, physician assistants, imaging, lab support, anesthesiology, neurology, and much more
  • Verification demonstrates above-normal synergy between multiple departments at the medical center, including physician and nursing leaders in the trauma unit, emergency department and operating rooms, as well as imaging, laboratory, hospital administration, and EMS management
  • Coordination to bring all these resources to bear rapidly
  • Performance measures to ensure high standards

     

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