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North Oaks Medical Center Reverified as Level II Trauma Center

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto
North Oaks Medical Center Reverified as Level II Trauma Center

The North Oaks Medical Center Trauma Program team and the first responders of Acadian AirMed Services celebrate the hospital’s reverification as a Level II Trauma Center during National Trauma Awareness Month in May.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has reverified North Oaks Medical Center as a Level II Trauma Center through February 2022 following an intense on-site evaluation earlier this year.

North Oaks Medical Center first earned ACS verification as a Level II Trauma Center in 2016. ACS conducts a reverification survey every three years.

Since becoming a trauma center in 2016, North Oaks has cared for nearly 5,000 trauma patients according to Trauma Program Manager Tyler Brignac.

“This achievement recognizes our team’s dedication to providing optimal care to injured patients,” affirms Trauma Program Medical Director Marquinn Duke, MD, FACS. “From pre-hospital and emergency room care to surgical intervention, recovery and rehabilitation, we offer a wide spectrum of resources, care and expertise to address the needs of trauma patients. We are prepared for the unexpected when seconds count.”

Level II Trauma Centers must demonstrate the ability to initiate immediate, lifesaving care for all injured patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

At North Oaks, trauma/critical care surgeons and specially trained nursing teams are available in-house 24/7 to treat trauma cases, including, but not limited to: falls, motor vehicle crashes and sports injuries. Emergency medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, ophthalmologists, radiologists and ear, nose and throat surgeons also provide coverage.

The hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center serving Region 9, which is comprised of Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany and Washington parishes, and one of seven designated trauma centers in Louisiana (two Level I centers, four Level II centers and a Level III center).

Established by the ACS in 1987, the Committee on Trauma’s Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals validates that trauma centers meet the essential criteria of capability and performance as outlined in its Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual.

To learn more about the Level II Trauma Center at North Oaks Medical Center, call (985) 230-6647.