For more than 25 years Jersey Shore’s Level II Trauma Center has been dedicated to providing optimal care for more than 25,000 injured patients. Now, it has extended its prestigious accreditation as the only Trauma Center in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Re-verification was made official by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
“Trauma is a team effort. The surgeons work closely with emergency medical services (EMS) and a network of physicians, nurses and health care providers to ensure the highest quality care to injured patients,” said Nasim Ahmed, M.D., Interim Chief of Trauma at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
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 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.
“The continued recognition of the Trauma Center demonstrates the quality of the program and the dedication the team provides at all hours, 24/7, each and every day,” explained Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center.