Level III Trauma Center

In 2008, Pocono Medical Center achieved a Level III Trauma Center designation. As a Level III Trauma Center, PMC has fulfilled strict program requirements, including providing the following: 

  • In-house emergency medicine and anesthesia capability at all times
  • Specialists on-call and able to respond quickly to trauma alerts
  • OR availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • State-of-the-art equipment and technology for treating traumatic injuries
  • Specific patient monitoring protocols
  • Continuing trauma-specific education for our physicians and staff
  • Sponsorship of injury prevention and trauma education in our community

According to the Centers for Disease Control, traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for individuals age 1-44. Having a Level III Trauma Center therefore provides a crucial lifeline for our community, as PMC patients no longer need to be stabilized and transported out of Monroe County for treatment of traumatic injuries. PMC is now fully capable of assessing, resuscitating, stabilizing, and providing intensive care for trauma patients.

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