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History

Foundation Timeline

First Accredited, Level IV Trauma Program

November 1, 2013 the Foundation Board of Directors accredited St. Luke’s Hospital, Miner’s Campus as the first level IV trauma program. “Miner’s” is in Coaldale, Pennsylvania.

PA Trauma’s New Site!

The Foundation’s new website aimed at increasing statewide trauma center collaboration goes live.  Community collaboration, education and regional information are the focus of the new website.

Accreditation for Level IV Trauma Centers Standards

Board approves Standards of Trauma Center Accreditation for Level IV Trauma Centers.

Board announces accreditation of 31 trauma centers

Board announces accreditation of 31 trauma centers, 1 of which is a new Level II trauma center for the period October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011.

Board announces accreditation of 32 trauma centers

Board announces accreditation of 32 trauma centers, 4 of which are Level III trauma centers for the period November 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.

Board approves development of Level IV standards

Board approves development of Level IV standards for trauma center accreditation. Three-year timeline developed.

Board announces accreditation of two-Level III trauma centers

Board announces accreditation of two-Level III trauma centers for the period November 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.

Trauma center titles and classification changes

Trauma center titles change from Regional Resource and Regional language to Level I and Level II language.  In addition, Level I and Level II centers are identified as either Adult or Pediatric.

Board announces 28 Level I and Level II accredited trauma centers for the period October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009:

  • Ten (10) Adult Level I Trauma Centers
  • One (1) Adult Level I/Pediatric Level I Trauma Center
  • Two (2) Adult Level I/Pediatric Level II Trauma Centers
  • Twelve (12) Adult Level II Trauma Centers
  • Three (3) Pediatric Level I Trauma Centers
Board announces 28 accredited trauma centers

Board announces 28 accredited trauma centers for the period November 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008:

  • Ten (10) Regional Resource Trauma Centers
  • Three (3) Regional Resource Trauma Centers with Additional Qualifications in Pediatric Trauma
  • Eleven (11) Regional Trauma Centers
  • Three (3) Pediatric Regional Resource Trauma Centers
  • One (1) Level III Trauma Center
Board announces 27 accredited trauma centers

Board announces 27 accredited trauma centers for the period October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008:

  • Nine (9) Regional Resource Trauma Centers
  • Four (4) Regional Resource Trauma Centers with Additional Qualifications in Pediatric Trauma
  • Eleven (11) Regional Trauma Centers
  • Three (3) Pediatric Regional Resource Trauma Centers
Board announces accreditation of one Level III trauma center

Board announces accreditation of one Level III trauma center for the period November 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008. This is the first accredited Level III trauma center in Pennsylvania.

Board announces 26 accredited trauma centers

Board announces 26 accredited trauma centers for the period October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007:

  • Nine (9) Regional Resource Trauma Centers
  • Four (4) Regional Resource Trauma Centers with Additional Qualifications in Pediatric Trauma
  • Ten (10) Regional Trauma Centers
  • Three (3) Pediatric Regional Resource Trauma Centers
Board announces 26 accredited trauma centers

Board announces 26 accredited trauma centers for the period October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006:

  • Nine (9) Regional Resource Trauma Centers
  • Four (4) Regional Resource Trauma Centers with Additional Qualifications in Pediatric Trauma
  • Ten (10) Regional Trauma Centers
  • Three (3) Pediatric Regional Resource Trauma Centers
Level III standards

Level III Standards for trauma center accreditation finalized.

HB 100

Governor Rendell signs HB 100 into law providing funding for trauma centers and mandating that PTSF develop standards for trauma center accreditation for Level III trauma centers.

Hospital resumes trauma services

Hahnemann University Hospital resumes trauma services.

Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital closure

Tenet Health System announces closure of Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital effective March 31, 2004.

Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital trauma services suspended

Tenet Health System suspends trauma services at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital due to nursing strike. Tenet Health System temporarily suspends trauma services at Hahnemann University Hospital due to lack of trauma physician coverage.