Belton Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider— was recently re-designated with no deficiencies as a Level III Trauma Center by the Missouri Department of Health And Senior Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. With this designation, Belton Regional Medical Center is the only Trauma Level III Trauma Center serving northern Cass County and southern Jackson County.
The designation means that Belton Regional Medical Center met stringent criteria for providing comprehensive care for trauma patients from admission to rehabilitation. A Level III Trauma Center validates that Belton Regional Medical Center has the expertise and resources available to provide the best possible care to trauma patients.
To receive this designation, the Missouri Department of Health And Senior Services performed a comprehensive review of the health system, which included an observation of the Emergency Department, Imaging Services, the nursing units and an evaluation of administrative leadership. Additionally, the survey team looked at the hospital’s commitment to community outreach programs, specifically trauma prevention. The Survey Team commended Belton Regional Medical Center on its strong relationship with their EMS services and enthusiasm towards growth and improvement of their services.
“Our medical staff and employees have a commitment to the Level III Trauma designation and by exceeding the statewide standards, we continue our dedication to provide high-quality health care for the community we serve,” says Todd Krass, Belton Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. “We were commended by the State Trauma Team for the hospital’s ability to expand and grow with the needs of the community—something we vowed to when we opened more than three decades ago.”
“Receiving re-designation as a Level III Trauma Center underscores our dedication to the community,” says Karen Lee, RN, Belton Regional Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Karen Lee. “With our rigorous family of services we are able to meet our patients’ needs on a daily basis, allowing us to keep more patients closer to home.”
Specific strengths of the Belton Regional Medical Center Level III Trauma Program include:
- Commitment and leadership of the program by Stephanie Reich, Trauma Program Manager and Robert Troiani, M.D., Trauma Medical Director.
- Administration/hospital support for the program.
- All departments involved with trauma care are engaged and supportive of the program.
- Emergency Pediatric education for all ED nursing staff.
- Zero trauma diversion hours in 2016.
- EMS involvement and outreach.
Belton Regional Medical Center Emergency Services includes board-certified physicians and highly trained nurses who have logged countless hours of medical education and trauma certifications. To meet requirements set by the Missouri Department of Health And Senior Services, all team members of the Emergency Department must have certifications including Advance Trauma Life. Belton Regional Medical Center named Robert Troiani, MD, General Surgeon, as the Medical Director for the Trauma Program.
For more information on Belton Regional Medical Center and its spectrum of services, visit beltonregionalmedicalcenter.com.