Methodist’s Northlake Campus is area’s 1st verified trauma center - August 24, 2017

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • August 24, 2017

Receives Level III status from American College of Surgeons

Methodist Hospital’s Northlake Campus in Gary, IN, has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the COT’s Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients.

This spectrum encompasses the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process. The program provides confirmation that a trauma center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients.

“Level III Trauma Verification is a testament of the skill and hard work of our dedicated and passionate employees. This was truly a team effort of doctors, nurses and staff across the organization. We are proud to be the first Level III Trauma Center in Northwest Indiana,” said Raymond Grady, CEO and President of Methodist Hospitals.

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient.

The College has over 72,000 members and it is the largest association of surgeons in the world. Longstanding achievements have placed the ACS in the forefront of American surgery and have made it an important advocate for all surgical patients.