Upper Valley Medical Center Attains Level III Trauma Center

Premier Pulse     October 2021

Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) has achieved designation as a Level III Trauma Center from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The designation follows a trauma survey conducted in mid-July. 

UVMC joins Premier Health’s trauma network, which includes Miami Valley Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center, Atrium Medical Center’s Level III Trauma Center, and Miami Valley Hospital South’s Level III Trauma Center.

Trauma center levels are based on depth of available resources for treating trauma patients as well as the quality of care provided. Characteristics of Level III trauma centers include providing rapid care for all forms of traumatic injury and offering 24-hour immediate coverage by trauma surgeons.

Trauma patients who require more complex and intensive care will be stabilized at UVMC and transferred to Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton’s most experienced Level I trauma center. 

Among trauma cases coming to the Emergency Department would be falls, farm accidents, industrial accidents, motorcycle crashes, and head injuries, often from falls.

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