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Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center receives 3-year verification as Level II Trauma Center

Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville was recently re-verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center was first verified as a Level II Trauma Center in 2010 and offers patients immediate, life-saving care close to home with resources available to care for critical emergencies, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and continues to care for most injured patients through their entire course of hospital care and rehabilitation. As 24/7 Level II providers, our trauma-trained surgeons and 10 new emergency department physicians are experts at providing critical care to injured patients. This team of experts works with our neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, ear, nose and throat surgeons, plastic surgeons, and highly trained critical care intensivists, cardiologists, hospitalists and rehabilitation specialists. State-of-the-art laboratory and medical imaging, trauma-trained emergency department nursing staff, skilled inpatient nursing, respiratory therapy, social services, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs support our doctors and patients.

The ACS Committee on Trauma’s verification program does not designate trauma centers. Rather, the program provides confirmation that a trauma center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients. The actual establishment and the designation of trauma centers is the function of local, regional, or state health care systems agencies, such as the local emergency medical services (EMS) authority.

Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma in its current Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual. Each hospital has an on-site review by a team of experienced site reviewers, who use the current Resources for the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual as a guideline in conducting the survey.

For more information about Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, visit MercyHealthSystem.org.