Trauma Care

Covenant HealthCare is the region’s only Level II Trauma Center for Adults and Pediatrics.

Covenant HealthCare is verified as a Level II Trauma Center for Adults and Pediatrics by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

To achieve ACS verification, Covenant HealthCare has demonstrated high trauma care standards by meeting strict guidelines regarding care of the seriously injured. This includes having a well-coordinated trauma team, continuous quality improvement efforts, a medical review process, a trauma registry, injury prevention initiatives, medical staff in multiple specialties, regional EMS providers and administrative staff support, amongst others.

PATIENT CARE

The Covenant HealthCare Level II Trauma Center is an area in the Emergency Care Center(ECC) designated and fully equipped to care for traumatic injuries.

All Emergency Care Center physicians at Covenant are board-certified in Emergency Medicine and ECC nurses are certified in trauma and pediatrics. Covenant Trauma Surgeons and specialty physicians are board-certified in Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Maxillofacial or Cardiovascular surgery.

The Covenant Trauma Program takes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, and it is likely that many Covenant departments and team members will play a role in the recovery process.

COVENANT INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM

Covenant HealthCare is proud to provide the region with a robust injury prevention program, the Covenant Injury Prevention Program. CIPP offers courses that are free of charge and specifically designed to address different scenarios in which traumatic injuries can occur. The program provides participants with the injury prevention tools needed to decrease the chances of traumatic injury. Our programs are always evolving to meet the needs of community members of all ages. Currently, we offer information and programs on the following: Traffic Safety, Bike Safety, Safety Town, Falls, Stop the Bleed, Distracted Driving, Concussions, Water Safety and Suicide.