Grand View Re-Accredited for Level II Trauma Care
The emergency room entrance for ambulances (at top) at Grand View
SELLERSVILLE PA – Grand View Health’s Level II Adult Trauma program, which provides 24-hour care for injured patients with both general surgeons and medical specialists, has been accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation for another two years, it said Thursday (July 21, 2022).
“Receiving a two-year accreditation for our trauma program sends a clear message to our community members that the care they need is here for them, at any time of the day or night,” Grand View Health President and CEO Douglas Hughes said. The accreditation runs from Oct. 1 (2022) through Sept. 30, 2024.
During the past year, Hughes reported, 1,600 trauma patients have been seen and treated at Grand View Hospital. The program “cares for patients who are involved in motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, industrial accidents, and farming accidents, as well as those who have suffered burns, gunshot wounds, and other incidents that produce life-threatening injuries,” its website states.
Grand View Health facilities serve portions of the Perkiomen Valley and Upper Perkiomen Valley areas.
The program officially started nearly a year ago, with the foundation’s provisional accreditation. It conducted a comprehensive on-site survey during May to assure the hospital’s trauma care achieved or exceeded foundation standards.
Hughes credited local ambulance and emergency services with playing roles in the program’s success in northern Montgomery and upper Bucks counties. Additionally, he said, Grand View’s partnership with Penn Medicine and the Penn Trauma Network ensures round-the-clock trauma surgeon availability.
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