The Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee of Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), awarded national trauma verifications to Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.
Re-verification was awarded to Palmetto Health Richland, which serves as the only Level I trauma center in the Midlands. The triennial verification ensures the hospital continues to provide the highest standard of care as Level I is the highest designation for trauma centers.
“Being a Level I trauma center for this region requires a deep commitment," Dr. Mark Jones, trauma medical director and trauma surgeon, said. "Each year, Palmetto Health invests many resources to ensure patients receive the best possible trauma and emergency care. Our team works very hard to provide the high level of care the ACS requires and that our community deserves.”
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital received a Level II trauma verification, making it the only Level II ACS Pediatric Trauma Center in the entire state.
“This demonstrates our commitment to providing the best care for pediatric trauma patients and verifies our Pediatric Trauma Center as a Center of Excellence,” Amanda Felder, RN and pediatric program manager for Pediatric Trauma Services, said.
The Committee on Trauma has been awarding verifications to centers that meet strict criteria since 1987.
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