Cabell Huntington Hospital recently received its three-year verification from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. This achievement recognizes the trauma center and its physicians, nurses and ancillary staff for a commitment to providing comprehensive care for injured patients. Cabell Huntington's trauma services were recognized for the care patients receive from the time of their injury throughout their treatment and into rehabilitation.
This verification assures Cabell Huntington of a continued designation as a Level II Trauma Center by the West Virginia Trauma and Emergency Care System, according to Bruce Trent, director of Trauma Services at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Cabell Huntington first received its Level II trauma designation in 1988.
"This year we celebrate 20 years of service in trauma care to our community and the region," Trent said. "Our continued success as a designated trauma center has been achieved in large part because of the commitment and contribution of our hospital administration and the physicians and staff that provide the care for our injured patients. Since our original designation, many advances in healthcare technology have been made at Cabell Huntington and these advances help us provide the most comprehensive and advanced trauma care for injured patients in the region."
Cabell Huntington Hospital provides advanced trauma care for pediatric and adult patients and also provides the Tri-State region's only specialized trauma care for burn, pediatric and obstetric patients.