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Making Sense of Trauma Designation Levels

Hospital certification designations can be confusing to understand,  In the case of trauma care, the highest level designation a trauma care center can achieve is Level I.  

Level I (Highest Designation Level for Trauma Service)

The MetroHealth Medical Center is NE Ohio's leading Level I Adult Trauma Center.  

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This Level includes all aspects of Levels II and III as well as:

  • 24-hour in-house coverage by general surgeons, and prompt availability of care in specialties such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial, pediatric and critical care. 
  • Referral resource for communities in nearby regions.
  • Provides leadership in prevention, public education to surrounding communities.
  • Provides continuing education of the trauma team members.
  • Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program.
  • Operates an organized teaching and research effort to help direct new innovations in trauma care.
  • Program for substance abuse screening and patient intervention. 
  • Meets minimum requirement for annual volume of severely injured patients

 

Level II

The MetroHealth Medical Center is NE Ohio's leading Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. 

This Level includes all aspects of Level III as well as: 

  • 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care. 
  • Tertiary care needs such as cardiac surgery, hemodialysis and microvascular surgery may be referred to a Level I Trauma Center. 
    Provides trauma prevention and continuing education programs for staff. 
  • Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program

 

Level III (Lowest Designation Level for Trauma Service)

The MetroHealth Parma Medical Center is a Level III Trauma Center.

  • 24-hour immediate coverage by emergency medicine physicians and trauma advanced practice provider and the prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists. 
  • Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program.
  • Has developed transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at a Level I or Level II Trauma Center.
  • Provides back-up care for rural and community hospitals.
  • Offers continued education of the nursing and allied health personnel or the trauma team.
  • Involved with prevention efforts and must have an active outreach program for its referring communities. 

The MetroHealth Medical Center is NE Ohio's leading Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. 

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NE Ohio Leaders in Trauma Care
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Level I Adult Trauma Care

Our team of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals have decades of experience in adult trauma care.

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Level II Pediatric Trauma Care
Metro Health Medical Center is a verified Pediatric Level 2 Trauma Center through the American College of Surgeons Verification program.
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Level I Adult Trauma Care

Our team of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals have decades of experience in adult trauma care.

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Metrohealth trauma provider treating child
Level II Pediatric Trauma Care
Metro Health Medical Center is a verified Pediatric Level 2 Trauma Center through the American College of Surgeons Verification program. Learn more