BryanLGH's Crete Area Medical Center Earns Trauma Certification
BryanLGH's Crete Area Medical Center (CAMC) is pleased to announce its recent certification as a Basic Level Trauma Center by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
"This certification gives our community confidence that when the unthinkable happens, we are here to provide the best possible care for our communities," said Carol Friesen, CAMC president and CEO.
This Certification places Crete Area Medical Center as an integral and elite member of the Statewide Trauma System.
This system is a network of definitive care facilities that provides a spectrum of care for all injured patients. Crete Area Medical Center joins its sister facility, BryanLGH West as part of this trauma system.
According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the goal of the Statewide Trauma System is to create an integrated trauma care system that includes health care providers and facilities throughout the state and to match each patient's needs to the resources of the facilities, from activation of the Emergency Medical Services system until their return home.
The role of CAMC as a Basic Level Trauma Center is to stabilize, prepare and transfer all patients with potentially life threatening injuries.
As a Basic Level Trauma Center, CAMC is recognized as having trauma-trained physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners available within 30-minutes, in-house trauma trained nurses and appropriate equipment for diagnostics as well as for resuscitation and stabilization.
"This certification shows our commitment to provide high quality, rapid trauma care to all patients injured in our area. Our trauma system works to constantly improve the medical care we provide - from the time of injury, to their arrival at CAMC, and then through to their transfer to BryanLGH West," said Dr. Amy Vertin, director of the CAMC Emergency Department.