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Hahnemann COO Elected to the Pennsylvania Trauma System Foundation Board
Date:4/7/2009

PHILADELPHIA, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hahnemann University Hospital is pleased to announce that its Chief Operating Officer, James B. Burke, FACHE, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF). Recommended by the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) to fill an open position, Mr. Burke was approved by the PTSF at their board meeting held on March 19.

The Foundation's board of directors is comprised of 19-healthcare professionals with experience and expertise in the emergency health care industry. Mr. Burke is one of five members representing statewide hospital organizations. Board membership also includes:

  • five members representing statewide physician organizations,
  • two members representing statewide nursing organizations,
  • two members representing statewide emergency services organizations,
  • the Chairman and Minority Chairman of both the Senate and House Health and Welfare Committees, or their committee member designees, and
  • the Secretary of the Department of Health or designee.

The purpose of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation is to develop standards for the operation of trauma centers in Pennsylvania, adopting at a minimum the current guidelines for trauma centers as defined by the American College of Surgeons. The Foundation also evaluates hospitals for accreditation, conducts site surveys, initiates programs of education and research, and develops a statewide trauma registry known as the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study (PTOS).

Mr. Burke is also a member of Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). As a Regent, Mr. Burke rep
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