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December 28, 2011
Contact: Craig Bielik
Ogden Regional Medical Center Trauma Center receives verification from the Trauma Review Committee with no deficiencies
OGDEN, UT - The trauma center at Ogden Regional Medical Center has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Committee (VCR), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Ogden Regional Medical Center passed verification with no deficiencies, a rare accomplishment.
“Ogden Regional Medical Center has plenty to be proud of when it comes to their trauma program” says Robert Jex, Trauma Coordinator at Utah Department of Health. “There is an exceptionally strong program in place at Ogden Regional. Its strength lies in a dedicated trauma manager and trauma director, highly trained staff and tremendous support from hospital administration. I can unquestionably say that Ogden Regional’s trauma program is exemplary of all others within our state.”
Verified Trauma Centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as out lined by the ACS’ Committee on Trauma in its current Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual.
The ACS Committee on Trauma’s verification program does not designate trauma centers. Rather, the program provides confirmation that a trauma center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients. The actual establishment and designation of trauma centers is the function of local, regional, or state health care systems agencies, such as the local emergency medical service (EMS) authority.
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