MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trauma Center accreditation status has been granted to twenty-seven Pennsylvania hospitals for the period from October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008:
Regional Resource Trauma Center (Level I)
Bethlehem -- St. Luke's Hospital
Johnstown -- Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Philadelphia -- Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia -- Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia -- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia -- The University of Pennsylvania Health System, University
of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Pittsburgh -- Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh -- The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian
Regional Resource Trauma Center with Additional Qualifications in Pediatric Trauma (Level I AQ)
Allentown -- Lehigh Valley Hospital
Danville -- Geisinger Medical Center
Hershey -- The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Philadelphia -- Temple University Hospital
Pediatric Regional Resource Trauma Center (Pediatric Level I)
Philadelphia -- St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pittsburgh -- The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Regional Trauma Center (Level II)
Abington -- Abington Memorial Hospital
Altoona -- Altoona Hospital
Erie -- Hamot Medical Center
Lancaster -- Lancaster General Hospital
Langhorne -- St. Mary Medical Center
Philadelphia -- Frankford Hospital, Torresdale Campus
Reading -- The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Sayre -- Robert Packer Hospital
Scranton -- Community Medical Center
Upland -- Crozer-Chester Medical Center
York -- York Hospital
Trauma centers are hospitals with resources immediately available to provide efficient surgical intervention to reduce the likelihood of death or permanent disability. Accredited trauma centers must be continuously prepared to treat the most serious life threatening and disabling injuries. They are not intended to replace the traditional hospital and its emergency department for minor injuries.
All accredited trauma centers must meet a stringent set of requirements. In addition, Regional Resource Trauma Centers are required to maintain capabilities for clinical research and external prehospital educational programs in trauma. Trauma centers with Additional Qualifications in Pediatric Trauma must make an additional commitment to provide expertise in the care of the pediatric trauma patient.
The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) is a non-profit corporation recognized by the Emergency Medical Services Act (Act 1985-45) as amended. The PTSF is the organization responsible for accrediting trauma centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It has been reviewing and surveying applicant hospitals since May of 1986. Trauma experts from across the United States participate in the voluntary cyclical review process.
Each trauma center is an integral component of the emergency medical services system. The EMS system includes appropriate patient care management from the time of injury to treatment at a local hospital and/or trauma center and through the rehabilitative phase.
|SOURCE Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation|
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