Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma has been upgraded to a level IV Trauma designation by the Washington State Department of Health.
“It is a great achievement to be designated a Level IV Trauma Center. The staff and physicians worked very hard to make this happen. It is also important that we recognize our community partners, Fire District 5, Montesano Fire Department, Fire District 2 and our tertiary hospital partner Providence St. Peter Hospital for their collaboration with us on the continuous pursuit of quality care,” said Brenda West, SPMC’s Clinical Officer and Quality Director.
The designation, which became official on July 9, means that Summit Pacific Medical Center has demonstrated an ability to provide advanced trauma life support prior to transfer of patients to a higher level trauma center either by ambulance or helicopter.
Click here to read more about SPMC’s new Trauma Designation.
More information regarding Washington State Department of Health trauma designations can be found here.