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McLaren Oakland Receives Verified Trauma Center Re-verification and Announces 24/7 Onsite Trauma Surgeons beginning in January, 2019
The achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.


Trauma is an injury to the body, often severe enough to require transport by ambulance. When people find themselves in this situation, there's no time to waste. Fortunately, McLaren’s trauma center is available to ensure the best possible outcomes when a life-threatening or otherwise time-sensitive emergency arises. Our elite trauma staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve our community.

ACS Verified Trauma Centers

ACS Verified Trauma Centers are required to:

  • Maintain a well-coordinated trauma team and provide ongoing education and professional development for the staff
  • Provide immediate access to diagnostic tests and equipment to allow physicians to make rapid decisions regarding appropriate care
  • Conduct injury prevention workshops and offer prevention and safety information to the surrounding communities
  • Maintain a trauma registry
  • Continuously review procedures to improve efficiency and ensure that trauma patients receive the specialized care they need and deserve

About the ACS: The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association 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 more than 72,000 members and 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.

Click here to view a list of verified trauma programs on the American College of Surgeons' web site.

Trauma Services at McLaren Oakland

McLaren Oakland is Verified Level II Trauma Center

McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed acute care hospital in Pontiac, has earned re-verification as a Level II Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons. To achieve verified trauma level status, medical centers must meet the essential and rigorous criteria that ensure trauma care capabilities and institutional performance set forth by the American College of Surgeons—which includes having a trauma surgeon available within 15 minutes. While the Committee on Trauma does not designate trauma centers, it confirms their dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients.

Trauma & Acute Care Services

The Trauma & Acute Care Services Team (TACS) provides acute general surgery and trauma care to patients coming through the emergency department, those who require inpatient consultations, or hospital patients with surgical emergencies at McLaren Oakland. We provide continuous care for our patients, from 24/7 hospital care to follow-up care in our outpatient clinic.

Our team of experienced emergency surgical providers includes both surgeons and advanced practitioners. Because we manage your care as a team, you may see different providers throughout the course of your treatment.

We offer a full service clinic to provide follow-up care to all our patients. The Trauma & Acute Care Services Clinic (TACS Clinic) is located in Outpatient Services in the East Tower on floor 2S.