Level I is the highest rank available, meaning the hospital is equipped to care for trauma patients of all ages and with injuries of all severities.
"I'm very proud of what we've
done," said Dr. Tim Woods, CoxHealth's trauma medical director, in a news
conference Tuesday (see full video above). "I look forward to growing this
program. I look forward to taking care of the constituents of southwest
This recognition comes after a team of surveyors conducted an extensive review of CoxHealth's program in late September.
This review included touring all areas of the hospital involved in a patient's trauma care, from Surgery to Radiology, from Laboratory to Pediatrics to the ICU. Surveyors also reviewed the program's process improvement measures, patient outcomes, physician and nursing education records, and more.
CoxHealth has been a designated Level II center for a number of years, and put the final pieces in place to achieve Level I status this past spring.
CoxHealth Trauma Services cares for
more than 2,400 patients every year, from
(Information provided by CoxHealth)