What you need to know
The trauma center and pediatric trauma center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center have been verified as a Level II Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
More information on Level II Trauma Centers
Level II Trauma Centers provide care through a team of experts, available 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, who specialize in traumatic injury. The trauma admitting area is staffed by specialized nurses and technicians whose sole responsibility is to care for trauma patients.
Vital elements, not available at other hospitals, include:
- Full time experienced trauma surgeons
- 24-hour CT scans
- Operating rooms staffed around-the-clock
- Dedicated Surgical Intensive Care unit
- Pediatric Intensive Care unit
Verification from ACS
Verification from the American College of Surgeons occurs every three years and is achieved after an on-site review by a team of experienced site reviewers, who use the ACS’s current Resources for the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual as a guideline in conducting the survey.
Established by the ACS 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.
The ACS Committee on Trauma’s verification program does not designate trauma centers. Rather, the program provides confirmation that a trauma center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients. The actual establishment and the designation of trauma centers is the function of local, regional, or state health care systems agencies.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center is the only trauma center for adults and children in the region, providing expertise and specialty capabilities unavailable at any other hospital in Monmouth or Ocean Counties