Green Bay, Wis. – HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Trauma Center at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, 835 S. Van Buren St. in Green Bay, is pleased to announce it has again been verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level II Trauma Center – a status it has now maintained for 23 years.
The HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Trauma Center is one of 13 trauma centers in Wisconsin to be verified by the ACS. Comprehensive, on-site evaluations of designated trauma centers are completed by the ACS Committee on Trauma (COT) every three years. Verification from the COT confirms a trauma center demonstrates its commitment to providing the highest quality of trauma care for all injured patients. Level II is the highest ranking a non-university-affiliated emergency center can receive from the COT.
“The verification of HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Trauma Center as a Level II Trauma Center confirms we provide the highest level of trauma care possible for all injured patients,” said Dr. Stephanie Bakey, Medical Director of the HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Trauma Center. “Those who come to us in need of trauma care – whether it be the result of a car accident, a fall or other serious injury – are in good hands. Our entire trauma team stands by, ready and waiting – with skill and compassion – 24/7.”
Trauma is defined as a severe injury caused by a physical force such as a vehicle crash, gunshots, knife wounds, falls battery or burns; and it is the leading cause of death for individuals up to the age of 45. In 2020, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Trauma Center cared for 932 patients. That is nearly 3 trauma patients a day, every day. The following are the most common traumas treated at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Center in 2020:
- 54% of patients treated for falls
- 20% of patients treated for motor vehicle crashes
- 7% of patients treated for motorcycle crashes
- 6% of patients treated for penetrating wounds such as gunshots or knife wounds
- 3% of patients treated for pedestrian-related traumas
- 10% of patients treated for other trauma-related injuries
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About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Trauma Center
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Trauma Center is the region’s first trauma center and one of only five trauma centers in Wisconsin to be verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The ACS Committee on Trauma verified the HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Trauma Center as a Level II Trauma Center in October 1998. This is the highest ranking a non-university-affiliated emergency center can attain. It provides 24-hour, immediate coverage by trauma and neurosurgeons, as well as coverage by specialists in orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care. For more information, click here.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.