Guthrie Troy Community Hospital Achieves State First in Trauma Care

Oct 21, 2016

The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) has granted Guthrie Troy Community Hospital a Level IV Trauma Center Accreditation, making it the only Critical Access Hospital in Pennsylvania to achieve this accreditation. The accreditation goes into effect on Nov. 1. Congratulations to all involved!

PTSF is a non-profit corporation recognized by the Emergency Medical Services Act that is responsible for accrediting trauma centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Trauma centers are hospitals with resources immediately available to provide optimal care and reduce the likelihood of death or disability to injured patients.  Accredited trauma centers must be continuously prepared to treat the most serious life threatening and disabling injuries. Level IV Trauma Centers provide enhanced care to injured patients within the emergency department and focus on stabilization and quick transfer to a higher level trauma center.

In Pennsylvania there are four levels of trauma centers. To learn more about trauma center differences in Pennsylvania go to www.ptsf.org.

The Trauma Team at Guthrie Troy Community Hospital Celebrates the accreditation