Hurley Receives Level II Pediatric Trauma Certification from American College of Surgeons--Highest Designation in Genesee County
Flint, MI – Hurley Children’s Hospital has received verification as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) -- the only medical center to receive this verification in the region comprised of Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee counties. This achievement recognizes Hurley Trauma Center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Hurley Medical Center’s Trauma Center has also been reverified as a Level I Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Hurley is the only Level I Trauma Center in the region, one of only 12 facilities in Michigan, providing the highest quality care and clinical excellence available. Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, outlined by the ACS committee on trauma.
“This achievement recognizes Hurley’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients, and a continued commitment to providing superior trauma care around the clock. Hurley has maintained Level I Trauma verification since the year 2000, and we remain committed to providing outstanding clinical care for patients and their families,” adds Melany Gavulic, RN, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer at Hurley Medical Center.
“At Hurley Children’s Hospital, the trauma team is ready before the patient arrives,” said James Wagner, MD, Director, Trauma and Critical Care at Hurley Medical Center. “We receive the toughest cases and it makes us the best at what we do, day in and day out. This is what sets a Level I Trauma Center, and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center apart from all others.”
“Every year, Hurley Children’s Hospital treats more than 20,000 pediatric ER patients. As a Children’s Hospital, having this Level II Pediatric Trauma verification means we are able to treat the most serious injuries, with the highest standards of technology and treatment, continuing the outstanding comprehensive care for our youngest patients and their families,” adds Brian Nolan, MD, Director, Clinical Pediatrics, and a Pediatric Intensive Care Physician at Hurley Children’s Hospital.
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Hurley Children’s Hospital provides outstanding patient and family centered care for our region’s youngest patients, including Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Oncology, a nationally recognized Asthma program, Genesee County’s highest level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level III) and a separate dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department, along with a multitude of pediatric sub-specialties. Hurley Children’s Hospital maintains academic affiliations with Michigan State University, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College and Henry Ford Health System, and cares for more than 20,000 pediatric patients annually.