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Army Hospital Gets Top Trauma Rating

Thursday, October 18, 2007 General News J E 4
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The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has verified Landstuhl RegionalMedical Center (LRMC) as a Level II Trauma Center, making it the only medicalfacility outside the United States to hold that distinction and only one ofthree Level II trauma centers in the Department of Defense.

The verification by ACS, the leading surgical trade association, consistsof compliance with 230 criteria focused on immediate and comprehensive traumacare and is a huge accomplishment for any civilian or military hospital. LRMCis at the hub of the military trauma network that stretches from Iraq andAfghanistan to stateside hospitals such as Walter Reed Army Medical Center inWashington, DC, Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas; and otherfacilities.

Injured members of all branches of the American military are treated atLandstuhl, often for just a few critical days before they are flown back tothe continental U.S. to receive further care closer to their loved ones. Theinnovative care and treatment being provided at Landstuhl has beeninstrumental in saving the lives of thousands of American service men andwomen.

In this interview Col. (Dr.) Stephen Flaherty, and Kathy Martin, commenton:

About the Talent: Dr. Stephen Flaherty is a Colonel in the U.S. Army andChief of Trauma at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Kathy Martin is theTrauma Program Nurse Director in charge of the verification process at LRMC.

About Landstuhl Regional Medical Center: LRMC is the largest Americanhospital outside of the United States, it serves as the primary medicaltreatment center for casualties of U.S. operations within Europe, SouthwestAsia and the Middle East. Each year it provides care, hospitalization,providing treatment for more than 52,000 American military personnel and theirfamilies.Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Verified as Level II Trauma Center - ONLY

SOURCE Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
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