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TMH Re-verified as Level III Trauma Center

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WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Memorial Hospital was recently re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons.

The re-verification signifies that TMH has consecutively demonstrated its ability to provide prompt treatment of traumatic injuries and other complex life-threatening conditions, according to a news release from the hospital.

Trauma verification is conducted by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

TMH is part of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, which was acquired earlier this year by Boston-based Steward health care.

“Being a trauma center requires constant work and commitment throughout the whole scope of patient care,” said Ron Bierman, Trumbull Memorial Hospital president. “You can’t operate a trauma center without everyone’s involvement and coordination among all staff.”

TMH’s emergency department sees more than 35,000 patients annually and hearing the hospital overhead page of trauma alert is a daily occurrence, according to the release.

“Treating trauma patients is a team effort and our team consists of players from EMS and first responders in the field who perform exceptional pre-hospital care to the emergency department and trauma staff waiting at the hospital,” said Dr. Mark Swift, medical director of the emergency department. “With many of our patients, you’re talking life or death situations where every second counts and everyone on our team plays a critical role in the patient’s care.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.