NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville General Hospital (NGH), a national leading public safety-net hospital, serving Nashville and Davidson County is pleased to announce they have earned a Level III designation in trauma care. This provides the Nashville and Davidson County community another option for high-quality, accessible trauma care.
The designation, conferred by the Tennessee Health Facilities Commission, was granted for an initial period of three years. A hospital with a Level III Trauma Center provides prompt assessment, management, surgery and stabilization for trauma patients. In addition, the designation requires that a trauma surgeon be on call and on-site within 30 minutes of an emergency room physician’s determination requiring a patient undergo surgery.
“Every second counts in a traumatic injury situation, and this level of care allows us to take care of more patients, faster and closer to home.” said Dr. Joseph Webb, D.Sc.,FACHE and Nashville General Hospital chief executive officer. “I’m so proud of our trauma services team for their dedication in achieving this designation to increase the hospital’s impact on the needs of the community and allowing us to provide more comprehensive care,” continued Dr. Webb, “Our goal is to care for all Nashvillians. Every second counts in a traumatic injury situation, and this level of care allows us to take care of more patients, faster and closer to home.”