Allina's Mercy Hospital receives Level Two trauma verification
COON RAPIDS, Minn. 12/21/2010--Mercy Hospital's trauma center has been verified as a Level Two Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. The accreditation paves the way for Mercy's official state designation as a Level Two Trauma Center in January.
"This has been nearly a seven year journey. Many people have contributed to this success, and it has been a true team effort," said Tom O'Connor, president of Mercy Hospital.
"The Level Two accreditation means that the emergency department and other areas of Mercy are capable of caring for complex trauma patients. We are a better hospital for our communities because of the increased level of services we can now provide to the north metro area," O'Connor said.
Mercy is one of nine Minnesota hospitals that have achieved Level One or Two status. There are four level ones. Mercy will be the fifth level two in the state and one of two in the seven-county region.
Trauma is the third leading cause of death in Minnesota. For more information on the state's trauma system, see health.state.mn.us/traumasystem.
More about Mercy Hospital
Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, is a non-profit hospital that serves the northwestern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Mercy responds to a wide range of health needs with specialty services including cancer care, heart and vascular services, mental health services, orthopedics, neurosciences, surgery and women's and children's services.
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