WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania – Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center has earned Level I trauma center accreditation from the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation.
As a Level I Trauma Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley provides complex intensive care for patients with life-threatening injuries 24/7. Additionally, the hospital offers comprehensive care for all aspects of traumatic injuries – from prevention to rehabilitation.
“Trauma programs like Geisinger’s are an important resource for all of our neighbors and communities because they provide the highest level of emergency care when needed,” said Denise Torres, MD, president of Geisinger’s Surgery Institute. “Our teams are always on hand to provide life-saving care to those in need.”
To receive the Tier I designation, the hospital underwent an extensive review process that included an on-site review of its resources and abilities to care for patients with serious traumatic injuries.
Richard Lopez, DO, director of trauma surgery at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, added, “When a traumatic injury occurs, every second counts – and I’m so proud to have an experienced team providing expert intensive care to those affected by it. need right here in our community.”
Trauma centers are specialized hospitals, staffed and equipped to provide immediate and complex intensive care to patients with serious or life-threatening injuries. Geisinger’s trauma programs rely on emergency personnel, Geisinger and local emergency medical service providers, Geisinger Life Flight and first responders in our communities to provide care around the clock.
“The Level I designation means that our patients and the local community receive the most specialized level of care. This accreditation reaffirms that our physicians, nurses and staff provide the best possible outcomes for those we serve,” said Ron Beer, Geisinger Northeast Region Administrative Manager.
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center joins Geisinger Medical Center in Danville as the system’s Level I trauma centers. Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton and Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville are Level II trauma centers; and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital and Geisinger Lewistown Hospital are Level IV trauma centers.