September 13, 2023
Memorial Health University Medical Center has earned verification as a Level 1 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This verification means Memorial Health's Level 1 trauma center provides the highest level of trauma care based on national ACS standards. Memorial Health completed the rigorous ACS survey in June and has now earned verification for a three-year period.
“This recognition demonstrates that our trauma team is providing the very highest level of care for critically injured patients,” said James Dunne, MD, Chief of Trauma Services at Memorial Health. “On behalf of our entire trauma team, we are proud to have earned this prestigious verification from the American College of Surgeons.”
The mission of the ACS verification program is to “create national guidelines for the purpose of optimizing trauma care in the United States.” The ACS has established a comprehensive list of standards that are necessary in order to earn verification. Level 1 trauma centers are required to have trauma surgeons and clinical specialties available around the clock.
Memorial Health established its trauma program in 1981 and has the only Level 1 trauma center in southeast Georgia and one of only five (5) in the entire state. Our trauma center serves patients in a 28-county region throughout Georgia and South Carolina.