KRMC earns Level III Trauma Designation
Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) has successfully been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for an additional three years. This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the COT's Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients. This spectrum encompasses the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process.
Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma in its current Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual. The program provides confirmation that a trauma center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients. An on-site review of the hospital is conducted by a team of reviewers experienced in the field of trauma. Using the current Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual as a guideline, this team determines if the criteria has been met.
KRMC has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center since 2009.