What is a Level II Trauma Center

What Is a Level II Adult Trauma Center?

Grand View Health began operations as an official Level II Adult Trauma Center accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) Sept. 1, 2021.

What makes a Level II Trauma Center unique?

Level II Trauma Centers feature specially educated health care provider teams, including trauma surgeons and physicians trained in 24 different surgical and medical specialties; nurses from across the continuum of care; and allied health providers from many different hospital departments. These trauma specialists work around the clock to stabilize and treat people with critical injuries. According to the PTSF, Level II centers must care for a minimum of 350 trauma patients each year.

While Level 1 Trauma Centers have trauma research and surgical residency programs, Level II trauma centers do not have this requirement.

What type of patients does a Level II Trauma Center care for?

The Level II Adult Trauma Center at Grand View Health cares for patients who are involved in motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, industrial accidents, and farming accidents as well as those who have suffered burns, gunshot wounds and other incidents that produce life-threatening injuries.  While Grand View Health is an Adult Level II Trauma Center, children may be transported to our hospital for care and once stabilized, be transported to a Pediatric Trauma Center as needed.

How will Grand View Health’s Level II Adult Trauma Center provide care during the “golden hour?”

When an individual experiences a traumatic injury, receiving care within the first hour, or “golden hour” is critical, particularly when the injury is life-threatening.  Grand View’s location immediately off Rte. 309 assures faster access to care without the need to travel long distances for treatment, potentially saving more lives.  The trauma team is available 24/7, every day of the year and will be present when patients arrive to provide a comprehensive evaluation of injuries and initiate appropriate treatment.

What trauma resources are in place at Grand View Health?

Teams at Grand View Heatlh have been working with the Penn Trauma Network team since 2016. Together, we’ve built our trauma program to include in-house trauma and neurosurgical surgeons 24/7 to care for brain injuries, spine injuries and other critical conditions. We partner with more than a dozen local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, who play an essential role in transporting patients to Grand View Hospital in Sellersville quickly and safely.

Grand View Hospital is undergoing a significant six-story addition which will include a new emergency department and state-of-the-art trauma bays, which will further enhance trauma capabilities.