Bryan Trauma Center Reverified as Level II Trauma Center by American College of Surgeons
The Bryan Trauma Center has been reverified 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.
“The Bryan Trauma Center’s mission has always been to provide the best care for injured patients, and it shows in our verification from the American College of Surgeons,” said Dr. Stanley Okosun, 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 region.”
Created in the 1970’s, 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. This program provides curriculum and training to physicians and providers around the world to set standards of care for patients with immediate, life-threatening injuries.
Bryan Trauma Center has also been the designated Trauma Center for Southeast Nebraska. The facility is the lead hospital for Region II of the Nebraska Statewide Trauma System. Over 37,000 patients have been saved in the last 40 years, with 97 percent of all trauma patients arriving with signs of life surviving. That figure rises to 99 percent with pediatric trauma patients.
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 facilities must meet the essential criteria every three years to ensure trauma capability and institutional performance as set forth by the manual.