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OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Re-Verified as a Level I Trauma Center

Level I status is the highest accreditation given to trauma services

COLUMBUS, Ohio – OhioHealth Grant Medical Center has been re-verified as a Level I Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).  Level I verification means the highest quality of surgical care is provided to trauma patients.  Grant has been awarded its certificate of verification every three years since 1993.

A variety of criteria must be met to be verified as a provider of this highest level of trauma care. It includes having specialized surgeons on-call and in the hospital around the clock, a helipad to transport patients, physicians and nurses specially trained in trauma care, state-of-the-art diagnostic and testing equipment, providing injury prevention programs in the community and conducting research in an effort to improve trauma care in the state and across the nation.

“Knowing that we have met the highest possible standards speaks to the level of care provided by our trauma team,” said Michael Shay O’Mara, MD, MBA, FACS, Medical Director of Grant Trauma Services. “Our trauma program is a point of pride for the hospital and something we are well known for in the community.”

Grant Medical Center’s Trauma Program is the busiest in Ohio and one of the busiest in the country.  The trauma volume has climbed steadily over recent years and is now regularly setting new records for the number of trauma patients treated. This verification means Grant has the systems, personnel, facilities and ongoing self-assessment procedures in place to provide the best possible care to trauma patients, regardless of severity or complexity.

“With this re-verification, our community members can take comfort knowing that the highest level of care and most qualified staff are right here in central Ohio,” said Stacey Martin, MS, CNP, Administrative Director, Grant Trauma Services. “We will continue to focus on providing the best possible care quickly and effectively to patients using our evidence-based protocols.”

Grant earned a continuation of the Level I verification after a review and site visit in December 2014 from VRC reviewers.

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for nine years in a row, 2007-2015.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 member hospitals, 25+  health and surgery centers, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.

OhioHealth member hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield, OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com