11/28/2005

MEDIA ADVISORY

WVU Trauma Center Earns Dual Recognition

WHAT:           

Media are invited to attend a special ceremony marking the dual recognition the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center as a  Level One trauma center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and the State of West Virginia.

 

WHEN:            

11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30

 

WHERE:            

Ruby Memorial Hospital Lobby

 

WHO:             

Bruce McClymonds, president, WVU Hospitals

John E. Prescott, M.D., dean, WVU School of Medicine

Lawrence Roberts, M.D., FACS, director, Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center

William D. Ramsey, M.D., medical director, WV State EMS

                       

WHY:             

The Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at WVU Hospitals has been verified as a Level One center by both the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and the State of West Virginia. The designation, a renewal of the status first recognized by ACS in 2001, means that the hospital meets or exceeds all national standards for the care of severely injured persons. The Center, which treats more than 3,000 patients a year, is the only ACS verified Level One trauma center in West Virginia, and one of only about 100 in the United States. The center was also recently re-designated by West Virginia’s Office of Emergency Medical Systems as a Level One center. The state has two such designated centers; the other is at CAMC in Charleston.

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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