McLaren Greater Lansing Earns Level III Trauma Certification, Facility Now Equipped for Increased Emergency Operations

The Emergency Department at McLaren Greater Lansing has earned a Level III Trauma Designation from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. It is staffed by 24-hour emergency medicine physicians, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and radiologists.

McLaren’s Level III trauma facility demonstrates the team’s ability to quickly stabilize critically injured patients and provide prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists. The facility is equipped to provide back-up care for rural and community hospitals and expedite transfers to higher levels of care when necessary.

As part of the certification, McLaren has also incorporated assessment and education programs into the hospital’s functions. These courses include Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) and Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS).

“We have developed a comprehensive quality assessment program and continued trauma education program for our personnel to gain Level III Trauma Certification,” said Dr. Jeff Deppen, Trauma Medical Director. “The goal is to provide increasingly higher quality medical response to the surrounding community.”

The McLaren team treats various types of injuries and illnesses including heart attacks, strokes, trauma, chest pain, cuts, broken bones, burns, puncture wounds and allergic reactions.

About McLaren Greater Lansing

McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital operate the region’s most distinguished cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery programs that—together with McLaren Greater Lansing’s oncology, women’s care and wide-ranging diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services—consistently lead in clinical quality and efficiency. The hospitals are part of McLaren Health Care, mid-Michigan’s largest health care system. Visit