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Published on August 24, 2015

Bryan Trauma Center Receives Verification as Level II Trauma Center from American College of Surgeons

Bryan Trauma Center has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, an achievement that recognizes dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

For more than 30 years, Bryan Trauma Center has been at the forefront of providing care to critically injured patients in Southeast Nebraska. The program was the birthplace of the Advanced Trauma Life Support course, providing curriculum and training to physicians and providers worldwide to set standards of care for patients with immediate, life-threatening injuries.

Established in the 1970s, Bryan Trauma Center is the longest verified Trauma Center in Nebraska and is the lead hospital for Region II of the Nebraska Statewide Trauma System. Over 26,000 patients have been saved since the facility was opened, with 97 percent of all trauma patients arriving with signs of life surviving. That figure rises to 99 percent with pediatric trauma patients.

“The Bryan Trauma Center’s mission has always been to provide the best care for injured patients, and it shows in our commendations from the American College of Surgeons,” said Dr. Reginald Burton, Director of Bryan Trauma Center. “Our team puts the brightest minds and the biggest hearts together to make our facility a premier Trauma Center with some of the best outcomes in the Midwest.”

Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers that provide the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all patients, spanning from the pre-hospital phase through the rehabilitation process.

There are five separate categories of verification in the program and each category has specific criteria that must be met by a facility seeking that level of certification. Each hospital has an on-site review by a team of experienced professionals who use the current Resources for the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual as a guideline in conducing the survey.

Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma capability and institutional performance as set forth by the manual.

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