The Level I trauma center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center has received verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the organization that establishes criteria ensuring trauma care capability and institutional performance.
The Level I trauma center opened late in 2015 and has been operating under provisional status, as is customary until the ACS could conduct its extensive review of the program earlier this year and issue its final verification, which was in May.
“Obtaining a Level I verification status indicates the institution’s capability of providing comprehensive care for every aspect of injury,” said Nathaniel McQuay, MD, Director of Trauma Services and Acute-Care Surgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center. “Level I trauma centers also have a major responsibility for providing leadership in education, research, and system planning thereby ensuring the continuing presence of adequate resources in order to provide efficient, high level care for the management of time sensitive injuries.”
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