Clinton Township, April 11, 2019 – Henry Ford Macomb Hospital has been re-verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (COT) as a Level II-Adult Trauma Center.
“Level II Adult Trauma Center verification is recognition that Henry Ford Macomb Hospital meets or exceeds national standards for delivering safe, high quality and effective trauma care to our patients and community,” said Scott Barnes, D.O., medical director of Trauma Services at Henry Ford Macomb. “I’m proud of the people and resources we have dedicated to ensure outstanding trauma care.”
Achieving and maintaining verification means that a hospital has voluntarily met criteria that improve the standard of care as outlined by the COT’s current Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual.
There are five separate categories of verification in the COT's program. Each category has specific criteria that must be met by a facility seeking that level of verification.
Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the COT’s Verification/Consultation Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers that provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients. This spectrum encompasses the pre-hospital phase through the rehabilitation process.
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