Level III trauma centers have rapid care for all forms of traumatic injury and 24-hour immediate coverage by trauma surgeons. Level 1 is the highest level of trauma center.
As of 2018, there were 20 Level III trauma centers in Ohio, 10 Level II centers and 12 Level 1 centers for adults. For pediatrics, there are three Level 1 and five Level II.
Other Level III trauma centers in the region include Atrium Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center, Soin Medical Center and Greene Memorial Hospital.
Trauma centers provide prompt availability of orthopedic surgeons as well as fully staffed operating rooms, have a comprehensive quality improvement program, have transfer agreements in place for patients needing more comprehensive care at a Level I trauma center, provide active outreach programs for referring communities, and have continuing education for nursing and allied health personnel and the trauma team.
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