Lutheran Hospital Reverified as a Level II Trauma Center for Adult and Pediatric Care
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Tuesday, May 28, 2012) – Lutheran Hospital today announced it has been reverified as a Level II Trauma Center and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes a trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Established by the ACS in 1987, the COT's Verification/Consultation Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients. This spectrum encompasses the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process.
“Achieving reverification as a Level II Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care,” said Brian Bauer, chief executive officer, Lutheran Hospital. “Lutheran takes seriously our duty to maximize our talents and resources to continually improve patient care and their experiences with us.”
Lutheran’s on-site review took place in February. The support of first responders and physicians from across the region continues to be invaluable throughout the reverification process and beyond to maintain strong lines of communication.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College has 59,000 members and it is the largest association of surgeons in the world. Longstanding achievements have placed the College in the forefront of American surgery and have made it an important advocate for all surgical patients.