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Crittenton Designated a Level III Trauma Center

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center has received verification as a Level III Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons.

“Becoming verified as a Level III Trauma Center confirms that CHMC is equipped with the necessary resources to deliver highest quality care to injured patients,” says Keith Hinshaw, M.D., Trauma Medical director at Crittenton. “It’s important for the community to have access to trauma care close to home.”

As a Level III Trauma Center, Crittenton provides 24 hour immediate coverage by physicians and prompt availability of specialized surgeons. Having experienced trauma surgeons available 24/7 – 365 days a year, CHMC has the ability to initiate immediate lifesaving care for injured patients without delay. This includes availability of surgeons in specialized areas such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, hand surgery, and physicians specializing in facial trauma. Studies have shown that patients treated at trauma centers have decreased rates of complications.

“This verification from the American College of Surgeons is a strong testament to Crittenton’s commitment to high quality, safety and the highest reliability in patient care delivery all of which translate into excellent clinical outcomes for our patients,” said Margaret Dimond, president and CEO, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center. “I’m extremely proud of our physicians and associates who focused their expertise and efforts to achieve the standard of care required to earn status as a Level III trauma center.”

Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the Verification 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. Verified trauma centers must meet strict criteria that ensures trauma care capability and institutional performance. ACS verification confirms that the hospital is equipped for, and capable of, providing the quality care for patients with traumatic injuries.

 

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is a 290-bed acute healthcare facility serving communities in Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer counties. The medical staff of nearly 500 physicians provides a wide range of medical specialties. As a fully accredited teaching facility, Crittenton provides a campus for residents from Wayne State University’s School of Medicine who are specializing in Family Medicine, and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT). Crittenton is also a teaching campus for nurses from Oakland University’s School of Nursing. Crittenton is a ministry of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system. For more information visit crittenton.com.

About Ascension
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 142 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

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