Raleigh General Hospital’s Trauma Center Gets an Upgrade
October 30, 2012
Article by Sarah Plummer of The Register-Herald
West Virginia’s Bureau of Public Health’s Division of Trauma announced Monday that Raleigh General Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center, the only one of its kind in southern West Virginia.
Penny Byrnside, director of the Division of Trauma, explained that Raleigh General Hospital has transitioned from a Level IV to a Level III through teamwork.
“They have worked very hard to become a Level III Trauma Center. It has taken a level of commitment from the administration, physicians, the Trauma Medical Program, the hospital’s emergency department, ICU and the rehabilitation center. Trauma isn’t just a one-stop deal. It starts with emergency crews and ends with the hospital getting the patients back to their families in the best possible shape they can be in,” said Byrnside…
Click here to read the full story from The Register-Herald: http://www.register-herald.com/local/x1200659393/RGH-trauma-center-gets-an-upgrade.