Trios Health is pleased to announce that Trios Southridge Hospital has been awarded Level III Trauma Designation for adult and pediatric services from the Washington State Department of Health.
This designation demonstrates the attentiveness that Trios Health has toward providing high-quality trauma care for our community.
“It shows that we’re really committed to providing a high-level of trauma care to the community and that we’re trying to raise the bar to give the community better treatments. The community knowing that we provide Level III trauma care is a big confidence booster,” said Bryson Casale, Trauma and Stroke Coordinator. “As a hospital, you don’t have to be designated, but it shows a level of commitment to the trauma program and compliance with state laws.”
Trios Health CEO John Solheim added, “We’re proud of our trauma team and the work they do in Making Communities Healthier. This designation is a reflection of their commitment and diligence to ensuring that we’re able to provide high-quality trauma care and their willingness to go the extra mile for our patients.”
The designation continues Trios’ current Level III designation, which is renewed every three years. Trios is also the only Tri-Cities area hospital with a pediatric trauma designation. The state offers a limited number of pediatric trauma designations per region. Trios is in the South-Central Region.
The designation entitles Trios to use the trauma service designation level title, receive trauma patients from the prehospital agencies and referring facilities in the state, and receive annual Trauma Fund grants. Bryson said the Trios trauma program group has been working diligently to remain in compliance with state laws and have a quality trauma program.
“There are benchmarks we’ve had pretty significant turnaround on, and we’ve worked to update major policies and have a multidisciplinary quality improvement program,” he said.
Bryson said Trios passed the designation review with no outstanding items. He added that the trauma program will continue to seek ways to improve and provide quality trauma care for our community.
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