(July 20, 2011) - Elaine Frantz, director of trauma services at
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), has been appointed to
the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission by Lieutenant Governor
The Georgia Trauma Commission was established in 2007 to help
address the state's trauma care crisis. Specifically, the
commission is addressing Georgia's lack of adequate trauma centers
and need for an organized trauma network.
According to Gage Ochsner, M.D. chief of trauma services at
MUMC, "Elaine will be a valuable addition to the commission.
Working at MUMC, she's the director of the only Level 1 trauma
center serving all of southeast Georgia. She's seen the devastating
effects of trauma and understands the importance of adequate trauma
coverage and a strong trauma system in the state of Georgia."
Frantz holds a nursing degree from West Virginia Wesleyan
College and a graduate degree in management from The College of
Notre Dame in Maryland. She served in various clinical, academic,
and administrative positions in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and
Maryland before joining Memorial in 1991. Frantz is a member in the
Society of Trauma Nurses, American Trauma Society, and Medical
Group Management Association.
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