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TriStar Skyline Medical Center Named a Provisional Level II Trauma Center

Posted on: 06/05/2014

Congratulations to TriStar Skyline Medical Center who was granted provisional Level II Trauma Center designation by the state this week. The development of a second trauma center in the Middle Tennessee area is a historic event for both the Nashville area and the hospital. It was a natural next step in the evolution of TriStar Skyline with a nationally recognized neuroscience program and the only CARF accredited inpatient rehabilitation center in Middle Tennessee.

“For more than a year, our staff members have been working hard to develop the infrastructure required to provide trauma services,” said Steve Otto, Chief Executive Officer. “This means that TriStar Skyline is equipped to provide critically injured patients in Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas with timely access to medical care at a designated trauma center, which greatly increases the chance of survival.”

“The trauma program is going to satisfy a significant need for trauma care in our community, said Roger Nagy, M.D., trauma medical director. “Middle Tennessee, which encompasses eight counties, is projected to reach a population of 1.6 million by 2016.” “The American College of Surgeons recommends having one or two high-level trauma centers for every 1 million people. “The trauma program is staffed 24/7 with on-site trauma surgeons and other physician specialties, including neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and oral maxillofacial surgeons, are always available. The hospital is equipped with specialized resources to care for the most severely injured patients, including a new helipad that provides immediate access to the emergency department trauma bays.

WTVF-TV NewsChannel 5 was at TriStar Skyline today and covered the story. Click on the link below to view. If you do not have internet access, please forward this link to your home or an alternate email address. The video takes a few seconds to download.

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/25574505/skyline-medical-center-approved-as-trauma-center

For more information, please visit TriStarHealth.com 

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