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Roseville, Calif. – The Trauma Center at Sutter Roseville Medical Center has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons.

This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

Trauma is a serious injury usually caused by an accident or a violent act that could be life threatening. Traumatic injuries are frequently severe and require immediate, specialized treatment by a team of highly trained medical professionals who can quickly evaluate and care for serious injuries.

Key elements of the services provided by a Level II Trauma Center include 24-hour immediate coverage by highly trained trauma surgeons, as well as 24-hour coverage by physicians specializing in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.  In addition, the Level II Trauma Center is committed to trauma prevention, continuing education of the trauma team members and to continued improvement in trauma care through a comprehensive quality assessment program.

For verification, a team of experts perform an on-site review of the hospital to ensure the Sutter Roseville Trauma Center meets essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma in its current Resources for Optimal care of the Injured Patient manual. The Trauma Center receives verification only if all of the criteria have been met.

Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the COT’s Verification/Consultation Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants 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 injured patient’s pre-hospital phase through his or her rehabilitation process.

The Trauma Center at Sutter Roseville Medical center is designated by Sierra Sacramento Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency, serves a population of more than 800,000 people and provides trauma care to residents of Placer, Sutter, Nevada, Yolo and Yuba counties as well as portions of Sacramento and Ed Dorado counties.

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