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Providence Regional Medical Center received adult Level II Trauma Center certification by the Washington State Department of Health after a rigorous application process and on-site clinical survey. PRMCE provides the most advanced level of trauma care in all of Northwest Washington.
The Department of Health ranks medical centers according to the resources available to care for trauma patients in addition to the number of patients admitted yearly. PRMCE has been caring for trauma patients with increased complexity for years.
We maintain an on-site presence of General Surgeons, Adult and Pediatric Medical Hospitalists, and Intensivists, with additional standby access to all key specialties, including anesthesia, neurosurgery and orthopedics.
As a recognized adult Level II Trauma Center, PRMCE provides care to patients whose cases are more complex by clinical standards. A majority of trauma patients are referred to Providence Regional from EMS as well as facilities unable to provide the necessary level of care.
So what is trauma? Trauma results from external injuries that can involve every body part, organ and system. It can be caused by events like a fall, gunshot wound, assault or motor vehicle accident. Ultimately, something else caused the injury. A heart attack is an emergency whereas a head injury stemming from a fall is considered trauma.
This designation by the state continues to prove that PRMCE is a leader in health care, both within and beyond our local communities. By providing sophisticated and leading-edge clinical care, we will also have the opportunity to contribute to our growth initiatives through increased patient volume.
Most importantly, our patients and their families can find comfort in knowing that they can receive enhanced trauma care services right here in their community, keeping them close to home.
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