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SLCH Seeks Trauma Designation; Receives Provisional Approval as a Level III Trauma Center

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Newburgh, NY: St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) has received provisional approval as a Level III Trauma Center from the New York State Department of Health. The SLCH Trauma Program officially began Monday, May 12, allowing SLCH to operate provisionally as an Area Trauma Center.  

Throughout the last 18 months, the hospital has been implementing policies and procedures designed to enhance the care provided to patients in need of Trauma services, as part of the process of seeking designation from the American College of Surgeons-Committee On Trauma (ACS-COT) as a Level III Trauma Center.

The SLCH Trauma team is led by Thomas Robb, DO, Trauma Program Medical Director, newly appointed Trauma Surgeon Edward Glavey, DO, and Daniel Maughan, RN, BSN, MBA, MS, FNP-C, Assistant Vice President of Emergency, Surgical, Trauma and Cancer Services, who will oversee Trauma Services as Trauma Program Manager.

"The efforts displayed by our team towards this trauma program are astounding," said Robert S. Ross, SLCH President and CEO. "SLCH continues to enhance services to best meet the needs of the patients of this community."

New York State has aligned with the ACS-COT to validate hospitals that are already designated as Area or Regional Trauma (ATC/RTC) centers. 

 All hospitals, either state designated as ATC/RTCs or that are submitting to become a trauma center for the first time are now required to seek Trauma verification at a Level I-IV unless those designated choose to de-designate. Level III Trauma Centers can manage the care of injured patients and are able to perform life sustaining measures including surgery or work with the Regional Level I or Level II centers when the specialized services are not available in the Level III center.  

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and aspires to excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. SLCH offers comprehensive cardiac, stroke, cancer and orthopedic services and a full range of other clinical offerings. For more information, go to http://www.stlukescornwallhospital.org/ or http://www.facebook.com/stlukescornwallhospital

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Cutline: Thomas Robb, DO, Trauma Program Medical Director, Kathleen Sheehan, SLCH Clinical Nurse Manager, Emergency Department, Scot Hill, MD, Medical Director and Chairman of Emergency Services, and Daniel Maughan, RN, BSN, MBA, MS, FNP-C, Assistant Vice President of Emergency, Surgical, Trauma and Cancer Services