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McLaren Port Huron re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons
McLaren Port Huron has been re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Trauma Verification Review Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes McLaren Port Huron’s dedication to providing the highest quality trauma care for injured patients.
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McLaren Oakland re-verified as Level II Trauma Center
McLaren Oakland has earned re-verification as a Level II Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons.
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McLaren Port Huron earns state designation as a Level III trauma center
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has designated McLaren Port Huron as a Level III trauma center.
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Trauma

Trauma is an injury to the body, often severe enough to require transport by ambulance. When people find themselves in this situation, there's no time to waste. Fortunately, McLaren’s trauma center is available to ensure the best possible outcomes when a life-threatening or otherwise time-sensitive emergency arises. Our elite trauma staff work is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve our community.

ACS Verified Trauma Centers

ACS Verified Trauma Centers are required to:

  • Maintain a well-coordinated trauma team and provide ongoing education and professional development for the staff
  • Provide immediate access to diagnostic tests and equipment to allow physicians to make rapid decisions regarding appropriate care
  • Conduct injury prevention workshops and offer prevention and safety information to the surrounding communities
  • Maintain a trauma registry
  • Continuously review procedures to improve efficiency and ensure that trauma patients receive the specialized care they need and deserve

About the ACS: The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College has more than 72,000 members and is the largest association of surgeons in the world. Longstanding achievements have placed the ACS in the forefront of American surgery and have made it an important advocate for all surgical patients.

Click here to view a list of verified trauma programs on the American College of Surgeons' web site.

Trauma and Acute Care Services at McLaren Northern Michigan

Emergency Surgical Care

Experienced, Caring, and Professional

Providing the highest quality of care to surgical patients from initial treatment to follow up.

ABOUT US

The Trauma & Acute Care Services team (TACS) provides acute general surgery and trauma care to patients coming through the emergency department, those who require inpatient consultations, or hospital patients with surgical emergencies at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital. We provide continuous care for our patients, from 24/7 hospital care to follow-up care in our outpatient clinic.

YOUR HOSPITAL STAY

Our team of experienced emergency surgical providers includes both surgeons and advanced practitioners. Because we manage your care as a team, you may see different providers throughout the course of your treatment.

THE TACS CLINIC

We offer a full service clinic to provide follow-up care to all of our patients. The Trauma & Acute Care Services Clinic (TACS Clinic) is located in the McLaren Medical Office Building on the 5th floor.

Trauma Services at McLaren Flint

McLaren Flint is a verified trauma center which is an accreditation given by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Specially trained emergency physicians and nurses triage each trauma patient in order to provide focused care. Six board certified trauma surgeons participate in the assessment and surgical care of these patients. The Medical Center's three trauma bays, located inside of the Emergency Department, are well-equipped with the latest technology available to facilitate the evaluation, diagnoses, and treatment of these critically injured patients.

Trauma Services at McLaren Lapeer Region

Level II Status

When every minute counts, you can count on us. McLaren Lapeer Region is home to the Thumb area’s first and only Level II Trauma Center. This prestigious status — granted by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma — means McLaren Lapeer Region is capable of providing optimal care for critically injured patients. We’ve met rigorous national standards for:

  • Optimal care needed to stabilize patients within the “golden hour” — the first 60 minutes after the onset of injury
  • A full range of emergency surgical procedures with teams of board-certified, trauma-trained doctors, nurses and other medical professionals
  • Life-saving medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

With board certified emergency medicine specialists and trauma-trained surgeons available in minutes, McLaren Lapeer Region’s emergency care is rated among the best in the nation.

Trauma Services at McLaren Macomb

Choose Macomb County's most experienced Trauma Center

To become a verified trauma center, hospitals must meet rigorous national standard; like having trauma surgeons evaluate patients within 15 minutes of arrival. At McLaren Macomb, that's not good enough. We understand that minutes make a difference. That's why our trauma surgeons are in-house 24/7 to evaluate each trauma patient immediately upon arrival.

McLaren Macomb is Macomb County's first verified trauma center. We are also the only hospital in Macomb County to have trauma surgeons at the hospital every day, all day. Because when it's someone you love, 15 minutes can be a lifetime.

Follow up care: In addition, trauma patients may be seen for follow-up care in the hospital's Trauma Clinic, located at 36500 Gratiot, Suite 102, in Clinton Township, just south of 16 Mile Road.

Trauma Services at McLaren Oakland

McLaren Oakland is Verified Level II Trauma Center

McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed acute care hospital in Pontiac, has earned re-verification as a Level II Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons. To achieve verified trauma level status, medical centers must meet the essential and rigorous criteria that ensure trauma care capabilities and institutional performance set forth by the American College of Surgeons—which includes having a trauma surgeon available within 15 minutes. While the Committee on Trauma does not designate trauma centers, it confirms their dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients.

Trauma Services at McLaren Port Huron

Choose St. Clair County's only designated trauma center

Why Have a Trauma Center?

The first hour after sustaining a traumatic injury is the most critical time, and therefore, it is imperative the patient is transported to a trauma center for treatment as quickly as possible. The amount of time from injury to receiving specialized trauma hospital care is critical in saving lives and decreasing disabilities.

Trauma is an injury caused by external force applied to the human body. Falls, resulting in severely fractured bones, motor vehicle accidents and violent acts, such as assaults or animal bites, are common causes of trauma injury. Major trauma is a life-threatening or potentially life-threatening injury. Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for people under age 44 and the third leading cause of death in all age groups.

Trauma centers provide the level of care that can make a difference between life and death. Trauma care is one of the most complex and fast-paced areas of care that takes the skill of expert physicians, highly trained staff and a specialized environment to treat patients with some of the most severe injuries.

Our Trauma Center

From the emergency medical services personnel at the scene of an accident or injury, through discharge, the McLaren Port Huron Trauma Center plays a vital role in the survival and healing of severely injured patients from the Michigan thumb region.

Every hour of the day, surgeons, emergency medicine physicians and surgical specialists, as well as nurses and other health care personnel provide immediate care to trauma patients. Vital support services such as the blood bank, laboratory services and diagnostic radiology, as well as case managers, clinical social workers, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other medical professionals are all part of McLaren Port Huron’s trauma patient care team.

Trauma bays equipped with the latest technology are available in the emergency center at McLaren Port Huron, where physicians and other emergency health care providers evaluate injuries, resuscitate, stabilize and provide emergency medical care to the most critically injured patients. Trauma Surgeons are available 24 hours per day to work with Emergency Department physicians in providing care to trauma patients transported to McLaren Port Huron.