What’s in a name - McLaren Port Huron the area’s only nationally verified trauma center

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Traumatic injuries are serious emergencies. In St. Clair and Sanilac counties, fall are the biggest cause of trauma cases. Motor vehicle accidents – including cars, motorcycles, ATVs, dirt bikes and boats – are the second biggest cause. Other trauma cases involve animal bites, bicycle accidents and assaults. When serious trauma occurs, the availability of a medical facility that can respond quickly and effectively means the difference between life and death.

McLaren Port Huron has taken an important step forward in its effort to serve our community with comprehensive, efficient emergency care. The hospital was recently re-verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level III trauma facility. A Level III Trauma Center provides prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations. McLaren Port Huron is the only nationally verified trauma center in the Blue Water Area.

What does a nationally verified trauma center mean to the Blue Water Area?

  • The team providing care are working under nationally recognized protocols for injury treatment.
  • The hospital continuously works to educate the community on injury prevention and enhance the trauma care provided to patients.
  • Trauma patients can remain in the Blue Water Area to receive trusted, high-quality care for most serious conditions.

This voluntary accreditation gives McLaren Port Huron capabilities to care for a wider range of serious emergencies, and it means exceeding national standards for trauma care staffing, injury prevention and quality improvement. When the threat of a serious injury or medical emergency happens, choose the area’s only nationally verified trauma center, McLaren Port Huron.

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