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PMC will pursue Trauma IV designation


Petersburg Medical Center (PMC) board members unanimously approved a resolution supporting the establishment of a Level IV trauma center.

Members of the Trauma Committee at PMC will now pursue the designation given by the Alaska Division of Public Health in conjunction with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ASCOT).

Trauma designations range from Level I, which has the greatest number of requirements, to Level IV, which has the least. Level IV centers are typically granted to rural facilities that evaluate and assess patients and then refer them to larger facilities for...

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