Trinity Health System is constantly improving the level of excellent care we provide to our Emergency room patients. We are committed to our patients and community therefore we are eagerly striving to gain Trauma status. Within the last year we have 4 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) certified nurses that are currently serving our Emergency Room 24/7. SANE certified nurses are forensic nurses who have received special training to conduct sexual assault evidentiary exams for rape victims. These nurses are specially trained in the medical, psychological, and forensic examination of a sexual assault victim. With sex trafficking on the rise and our current culture these nurses serve as a vital asset in serving our community.
In addition to our SANE certifications we have also been recognized by The American College of Cardiology for our confirmed expertise and commitment in treating patients who are experiencing chest pain. Trinity Health System was awarded Chest Pain Center v5 Accreditation with Primary PCI based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. Chest Pain Center v6 Accreditation is a quality improvement program designed for hospital cardiovascular (CV) teams that are focused on the efficient and effective care of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients.
As the ever-changing field of Emergency Medicine advances, it is Trinity Health System’s goal to advance and change with it. As a part of our advancement to a level 3 Trauma Unit designation, we are dedicated to making all the necessary financial investments required. To better serve our community we are looking to purchase 2 portable Ultrasound SONOSITE Machines, a Level 1 rapid infuser, as well as add a Trauma Residency Program to our Emergency Department. A portable Ultrasound SonoSite Machine will improve with point of care application of diagnostic imaging, general imaging and image processing technology. The use of this machine will help improve time-to-diagnosis, patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and workflow. Purchasing a rapid infuser will allow us to replace traumatic blood loss for trauma patients. The Level 1 rapid infuser is a fast flow rate fluid warmer. Adding a Trauma Residency Program to our already highly trained Emergency Department staff will truly benefit our community by providing services here at home that would have otherwise been sought out in bigger cities. We are committed in treating our patients and providing elite care to all.