Havasu Regional Medical Center Receives Level III Trauma Verification
June 6, 2017
Lake Havasu City, AZ (June 6, 2017) – Havasu Regional Medical Center Trauma Center receives verification by the American College of Surgeons.
The trauma center at Havasu Regional Medical Center has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Verification by the ACS ensures that HRMC provides 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 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.
“HRMC was verified by the ACS with no deficiencies found, a sign of the commitment the team here at HRMC has to the trauma program. We employ full time Level I critical care trained trauma surgeons who are on call 24/7 365 days a year. Since the program’s inception we have been able to keep 321 patients who would have otherwise had to be transferred,” said Dr. Chris Salvino, HRMC Trauma Director.
About Havasu Regional Medical Center
Havasu Regional Medical Center is a licensed 171 bed acute care facility fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Providing 24 hour emergency services, it is also a state certified Advanced Life Support Base Hospital, authorizing medical direction and support of pre-hospital care providers and fire department paramedic personnel. The facility offers a full complement of patient-centered, community hospital and regional referral services in most major medical disciplines, including open heart and neurosurgery. More than 130 affiliated physicians and allied health professionals comprise the medical staff and represent a broad cross-section of specialty areas. HRMC is partially owned or invested in by physicians. More information can be found on its website at www.HavasuRegional.com
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