Grand View Hospital has received accreditation as a Level II adult trauma center from the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF). The designation follows a multi-year review and planning process followed by a comprehensive on-site survey and becomes effective Sept. 1, 2021.
“Having the specialized services of a Level II Trauma Center at our Sellersville hospital will reduce the time to treatment for critically injured patients. Our EMS partners will be able to rapidly transport patients to our hospital, making it possible for us to deliver lifesaving care to the community we serve,” said Jean M. Keeler, JD, President and CEO of Grand View Health.
Grand View Hospital will become the second hospital in Bucks County to receive the Level II designation. St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne is the only other Level II trauma center in Bucks county.
Grand View Health has partnered with Penn Medicine and the Penn Trauma Network, a national leader in trauma services.
The decision to pursue Level II accreditation was made following a community needs assessment. Data from the mapping software company Esri suggests the population of people ages 65 and older in Pennsylvania is expected to grow from 18.5% of the total population in 2020 to 21.2% in 2025, and total population growth in Grand View Health’s primary and secondary service areas will surpass the state’s overall predicted growth of 0.9%. As the population increases, demand for trauma services will increase, and care provided close to home is shown to improve patient outcomes.
The PTSF, founded in 1985, is responsible for establishing standards for accrediting trauma centers at varying levels based on a hospital’s resources and capabilities. PTSF Standards are based on the latest edition of the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma (ACSCOT) Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient.
Standards for all levels of trauma centers can be found on the PTSF website, http://ptsf.org/.