Paterson, NJ [November 06, 2012] - St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a member of St. Joseph's Healthcare System that includes St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, has received Trauma Center reverification by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
This reverification means that SJRMC has voluntarily met a stringent on-site review of criteria conducted by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the ACS. The reverification assures that the Regional Medical Center provides the very highest quality trauma care capabilities and institutional performance as outlined by the ACS, which ensures that trauma patients receive the very best of care.
"The Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, which includes pediatric, adult and geriatric emergency departments, is an active trauma center and one of the busiest EDs in the United States. We are proud to provide our patients with 24-hour immediate coverage by a team of general surgeons, as well as coverage by specialists in the fields of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, and critical care, among others," said Mark Rosenberg, DO, Chairman of Emergency Services, St. Joseph's Healthcare System.
Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the Committee on Trauma's (COT) Consultation/Verification 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 pre-hospital phase through the rehabilitation process.