HUNTINGTON, NY —
Huntington Hospital has received national verification as a Level III trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma demonstrating Huntington Hospital's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Verified trauma centers are required to demonstrate their ability to meet the needs of injured patients across the continuum of care. Huntington Hospital's trauma program features three full-time acute care/trauma surgeons who collaborate with community physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and physicians from other specialty areas. To achieve ACS verification, Huntington Hospital demonstrated robust protocols to implement trauma care, developed a trauma related injury prevention plan for the community, and participated in regional and state trauma committees in order to "address the needs of all injured patients."
One strength of Huntington Hospital's trauma program is the prompt response of the surgical team, which immediately begins to address time-sensitive injuries.
"With surgeon response time being so quick, our commitment to responding to traumatic injuries within our community is evident," said Daniel Galvin, DO, director of the trauma program at Huntington Hospital. "The trauma program surgeons are dedicated to continuing to improve the care of the injured patient."
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