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St. Nicholas Hospital Designated as a Level III Trauma Care Facility
Sheboygan, Wis. --St. Nicholas Hospital has been verified by the State of Wisconsin as a Level III Trauma Care Facility. Committed to providing optimal care to trauma patients, this designation indicates that St. Nicholas Hospital is capable of providing assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, emergency surgery, and, if necessary, arranging transfer to a Level I or II facility for definitive surgical and intensive care as necessary.
Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death and disability among people between the ages of 1 to 34 in Wisconsin and across the nation. Injury is the fourth leading cause of death overall and is recognized as a major public health problem in Wisconsin .
Wisconsin has responded to this problem by developing and implementing a Statewide Trauma Care System designed to integrate all components of trauma care from injury detection/control to definitive care and rehabilitation.
"We consider trauma a disease, not an accident, and improving outcomes requires research, data and application of up-to-date medical treatment, said Suzanne Martens, MD, Chair of the Southeast Regional Trauma Advisory Council (RTAC). This is the focus of the Trauma Program at SNH."
The close proximity of St. Nicholas Hospital to the I-43/Highway 23 interchange means rapid emergency treatment is only minutes away. The Emergency Department is staffed by emergency nurses and Board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Staff members are certified in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, and trauma.
About St. Nicholas Hospital
To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org .
CONTACT: Xue Yang