As of 2018, the other Level 1 pediatric trauma centers in the state were Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.
Miami Valley Hospital also has a Level 1 trauma center in Dayton.
To get the verification, there was a two-day site visit from surveyors who review charts and documentation for accuracy and best practices.
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“They also meet with leadership and interview department leaders involved in the trauma process,” Tami Wiggins, director of emergency and trauma services, said in a statement. “Overall, it’s a 14-month process to apply through the ACS. The surveyors were quite pleased with everything we showed them and said it was one of the most organized and smoothest site reviews they have ever done.”
The American College of Surgeons verifies 302 specific criteria, such as continuous coverage by pediatric surgeons, and prompt availability of care in pediatric specialties such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial and critical care.