CAMP HILL, Pa., Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trauma center accreditation status has been granted to one additionalhospital in Pennsylvania starting November 1, 2017.
Level IV Trauma Center Accreditation: Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA
Combined Adult Level 1 /Pediatric Level I Trauma Centers
1. Hershey Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Combined Adult Level 1/Pediatric Level II Trauma Centers
2. Allentown Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Campus
3. Danville Geisinger Medical Center
Adult Level I Trauma Centers
4. Bethlehem St. Luke's University Hospital Bethlehem Campus
5. Johnstown Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
6. Philadelphia Einstein Medical Center
7. Philadelphia Hahnemann University Hospital
8. Philadelphia Temple University Hospital
9. Philadelphia Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
10. Philadelphia Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
11. Pittsburgh Allegheny General Hospital
12. Pittsburgh The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy
13. Pittsburgh The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian
14. York Wellspan York Hospital
Pediatric Level I Trauma Centers
15. Philadelphia St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
16. Philadelphia The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
17. Pittsburgh The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Adult Level II Trauma Centers
18. Abington Abington Memorial Hospital
19. Altoona The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Altoona
20. Camp Hill Geisinger Holy Spirit
21. Erie The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hamot
22. Lancaster Lancaster General Hospital
23. Langhorne St. Mary Medical Center
24. Monroeville Forbes Regional Hospital
25. Paoli Paoli Hospital
26. Philadelphia Aria Health Torresdale Campus
27. Reading Reading Hospital Tower Health
28. Sayre Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
29. Scranton Geisinger Community Medical Center
30. Upland Crozer-Chester Medical Center
31. Wilkes-Barre Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
32. Wilkes-Barre Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
33. Wynnewood Lankenau Medical Center
Level III Trauma Centers
34. East Stroudsburg Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono
Level IV Trauma Centers
35. Coaldale St. Luke's University Hospital Miners Campus
36. Grove City Grove City Medical Center
37. Hazleton Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton
38. Quakertown St. Luke's Hospital Quakertown Campus
39. Troy Guthrie Troy Community Hospital
40. Honesdale Wayne Memorial Hospital
The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) is a non-profit corporation recognized by the Emergency Medical Services Act (Act 1985-45). The PTSF is the organization responsible for accrediting trauma centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Trauma centers are hospitals with resources immediately available to provide optimal care and reduce the likelihood of death or disability to injured patients. 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.
In Pennsylvania, there are four levels of trauma centers. Level I trauma centers provide the highest degree of resources with a full spectrum of specialists and must have trauma research and surgical residency programs. Level II trauma centers require the same high level of care but do not require research and residency programs and the following subspecialists: cardiac surgery, hand surgery, vascular re-implantation, oral/maxillofacial surgery, otorhinolaryngological surgery, neurology, physiatry and psychiatry. Level III trauma centers are smaller community hospitals that do not require neurosurgeons and focus on stabilizing severe trauma patients prior to transport to a higher-level trauma center. They may admit patients with mild and moderate injuries. Level IV trauma centers provide enhanced care to injured patients within the emergency department and focus on stabilization and quick transfer to a higher-level trauma center. They may admit mildly injured patients.
Each trauma center regardless of its level is an integral component of the emergency medical services (EMS) system. The EMS system assures appropriate patient care management from the time of injury to treatment at a local hospital or trauma center through the rehabilitative phase of care. As of September 1, 2017, there will be 40 trauma centers in Pennsylvania.
A comprehensive list of the Commonwealth's trauma centers is located at www.ptsf.org.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation
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