Saturday, June 12, 2004

Hospital designated as trauma center



The Cincinnati Enquirer

Middletown Regional Hospital has been designated a trauma center by the American College of Surgeons.

The hospital becomes one of 36 verified trauma centers in Ohio, which according to recent changes in state law are the preferred places for life squads to take victims of car crashes, falls, shootings, stabbings and other serious injuries.

Middletown becomes one of eight "Level 3" trauma centers in Ohio, the lowest designation, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

The change means that most trauma cases that come to Middletown will no longer be re-routed to centers in Cincinnati and Dayton.




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