Howard Young Medical Center Re-certified as a Level III Trauma Care Facility
(WOODRUFF, WI) – The State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services has re-certified Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) as a Level III Trauma Care Facility. The classification means the hospital in Woodruff has emergency department physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers with specialized trauma training available 24 hours a day.
“On behalf of the Department of Health Services, I congratulate the staff of the Howard Young Medical Center for achieving its classification as a Level III Trauma Care Facility,” said Jeffrey P. Davis, MD, chief medical officer, Wisconsin Division of Public Health. “This is truly impressive and we commend your hospital staff for its ongoing commitment to providing quality care to trauma patients in your area.”
The Wisconsin Trauma Care System defines a Level III Trauma Care Facility as a hospital which provides assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and emergency surgery, and arranges transfer to a level I or II facility for definitive surgical and intensive care as necessary.
“We are proud to have been re-certified as a Level III Trauma Center from the State of Wisconsin,” said HYMC Emergency Department Manager Sheila Meyer. “When an emergency arises, our community knows they can depend on Howard Young Medical Center to provide high-quality care.”
Meyer continually monitors the requirements to ensure the hospital meets and exceeds the state of Wisconsin’s measures. “Through our organized trauma committee we review our trauma cases to assure parameters are met for excellent trauma care,” she said. “The only way we can maintain this certification is through the commitment of the entire multidisciplinary team that cares for our critical patients every day.”
The state classification of Howard Young Medical Center as a Level III Trauma Care Facility is a three-year certification.