McLaren Port Huron re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons

McLaren Port Huron has been re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Trauma Verification Review Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes McLaren Port Huron’s dedication to providing the highest quality trauma care for injured patients.

An on-site assessment of the hospital by a team of reviewers experienced in the field of trauma was conducted in November 2017. They determined McLaren Port Huron has met the essential criteria for a trauma center as set forth by the ACS, and has awarded trauma re-verification through December 8, 2019.

As a Level III Trauma Center, McLaren Port Huron provides:

  • 24-hour immediate coverage by emergency medicine physicians and the prompt availability of general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and anesthesiologists
  • A comprehensive quality improvement program
  • Transfer agreements for patients requiring care at Level I or Level II trauma centers
  • Back-up treatment for rural and community hospitals
  • Ongoing education of the nursing and allied health personnel and the trauma team
  • Prevention efforts and an active outreach program for its referring communities

McLaren Port Huron is the only health care facility in St. Clair County to be verified as a Level III trauma center by the ACS. As such, it raises the level of care the hospital offers to the community.

“We are advancing to meet the growing health care needs of our community,” says Jennifer Montgomery, MSA, RN, FACHE, President and CEO of McLaren Port Huron. “We do it because providing the highest quality patient care experience has always been at the core of what we do.”

McLaren Port Huron is also designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.