UW Hospital Reverified as Level I Trauma Center

Four doctorsMADISON - After a rigorous review, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and American Family Children's Hospital has been reverified as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).


UW Hospital and American Family Children's Hospital were verified Level I for both adult and pediatric trauma care. No other Wisconsin hospital is verified for both.


"The Level I distinction represents our strong commitment to the community by providing immediate availability of trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and specialists," said Donna Katen-Bahensky, UW Hospital president and CEO.


To be a Level I center, the hospital must meet and follow more than 60 criteria. For example, the hospital must have a dedicated general surgeon in the trauma center and a full spectrum of surgical specialists who can respond quickly. Trauma centers must be reverified every three years.


UW Hospital and Clinics is also an ACS-verified burn center, which requires that attending staff surgeons have expertise in burn treatment.


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Date Published: 07/21/2010

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