Tampa General Hospital's (TGH) Level I trauma center, treating all patients of all ages, recently earned re-verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), ensuring its continued high level of emergency care for the Gulf Coast patient population.
Tampa General Hospital is the only adult trauma center on Florida’s west coast as well as the only pediatric trauma center in the entire state. Both its adult and child trauma facilities were first ACS-verified in 2013 — exactly 100 years after the founding of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation signifies a facility’s conformance to industry care standards, with participating hospitals assessed by a review team.
"Earning the adult and pediatric re-verifications demonstrates Tampa General's commitment to provide the most sophisticated trauma care possible to severely injured patients," Deana Nelson, TGH's COO, said. "We have highly-trained medical teams at the hospital around the clock to treat both adult and pediatric trauma patients. The on-site availability of these specialists translates to better outcomes for our patients. The sooner trauma patients receive medical care, the better their chances for survival."
Re-verification for Tampa General was granted by the ACS' Committee on Trauma’s ad hoc Verification Review Committee. With over 72,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest association of surgeons.