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PEER reviews trauma care fund, makes recommendations

JACKSON — In response to a legislative request, the PEER Committee has conducted a review of the revenues, distributions and expenditures of the Mississippi Trauma Care Systems Fund. The Legislature created the state’s trauma care system to “reduce the death and disability resulting from traumatic injury.” Participants in the state’s trauma care system are the Department of Health, the department’s ...

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Health Department gives River Region lowest trauma level

VICKSBURG — River Region Medical Center’s emergency room rating has been dropped by the state to the lowest possible, meaning transfers of patients to other facilities might become more customary. The Mississippi State Department of Health lowered the rating from a Level III to Level IV in February, in part because of a decision not to hire a designated trauma ...

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Batson dedicates new ER/trauma unit facility

JACKSON — Batson Children’s Hospital has dedicated its new Colonel Harland Sanders Children’s Emergency Department and the Selby and Richard McRae Children’s Trauma Unit, tripling the treatment area available for the state’s only Level 1 pediatric emergency and trauma center. Partially funded by individual $1-million gifts from the Colonel Harland Sanders and the Selby and Richard McRae Foundations, construction on ...

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Memorial Hospital named Level II Trauma Center

GULFPORT — Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has been designated a Level II Trauma Center by the Mississippi State Department of Health. Memorial is the only Level II Trauma Center in Harrison and Hancock counties. A Level II Trauma Center provides comprehensive trauma care to the community or region and serves as a referral facility for Level III and IV Trauma ...

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Baptist-DeSoto's Emergency Department elevated to Level III

SOUTHAVEN — The trauma level at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto’s emergency department has been upgraded from Level IV to Level III status, enabling the hospital to be able to serve trauma patients. Baptist DeSoto’s emergency department saw 55,757 patients last year. Of that total, 12,880 patients arrived by ambulance, and 395 were trauma arrivals. One reason for the raised trauma designation ...

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