The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Trauma Program has again been designated a Level 1 trauma center from the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma.
The Level 1 designation, the committee’s highest, recognizes Cedars-Sinai for providing the highest-quality trauma care for every aspect of injury, from prevention to rehabilitation. Cedars-Sinai first received Level I status in 1984 and is one of only four Level I adult trauma centers in Los Angeles County.
“This recognition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing superior treatment and care for injured patients, care that can sometimes mean the difference between life and death,” said Daniel Marguiles, director of Trauma-Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Cedars-Sinai. “Collaboration, teamwork and a world-class facility offering the most advanced clinical and technical expertise around the clock are all components of an outstanding and reputable hospital that our community can always count on, especially in the event of serious injuries.”
More than 250 medical specialties comprise Cedars-Sinai’s Trauma Center, where the most extreme injuries, including those that require complex surgical intervention, can be treated. Trauma Department professionals also provide public education regarding injury prevention and continuing medical education for trauma nurses and physicians.
“Being designated a Level I Trauma Center was one of the initial steps in building the kind of organization that is ultimately reflected in our advanced clinical and academic capacity today,” said Cedars-Sinai President and CEO Thomas Priselac, who was on the administrative team that worked to establish the Trauma Program at Cedars-Sinai more than 30 years ago.
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