Westchester Medical Center is now one of just two hospitals in New York State with Level I trauma verification, the highest awarded by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and it’s the only hospital in Southern New York to receive ACS verification for both adult and pediatric Level I trauma.
The verification is especially important in light of New York State’s move to use ACS verification to designate trauma centers, regardless of prior status.
“Our continued Level I status ensures that patients have immediate access to the most modern and sophisticated resuscitation and life-support technology,” says John Savino, MD, Senior Vice President, Medical Operations and Director of Surgery. “Dedicated trauma operating rooms, an imaging center and an on-site blood bank make our Trauma Center a self-contained resource with immediate access to the latest diagnostic technologies and treatment modalities, which can often mean the difference between life and death.”
Last year, approximately 2,600 adult and pediatric trauma patients were transported to WMC. Says Savino, “Our commitment is as strong as ever to ensure the highest level of advanced care is available around the clock and at a moment’s notice.”