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HEALTH BRIEFS: Area hospital receives trauma designation

Area hospital receives trauma designation

Officials from Northeast Georgia Medical Center have announced the hospital has received Level II Trauma Center Designation.

“Level II designation assures emergency medical personnel — and more importantly, patients — that a hospital has the full range of trauma resources available 24/7 to handle all types of traumatic injury, no matter how big or how small,” said Deb Battle, RN, NP-C, director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

During a site visit Dec. 5, a survey team from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Office determined that NGMC has met the criteria set forth by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma to qualify for Level II designation.

“While we are extremely proud of what this means for our organization, we are even more aware of designation’s true meaning — better access and higher quality trauma care for the patients we serve in northeast Georgia,” said John Adamski, II, MD, medical director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at NGMC.

Infant CPR and safety class offered

Gwinnett Medical Center offers an infant CPR and safety class for parents, grandparents and other caregivers.

Topics include choking prevention and management, first aid, baby proofing a home and AHA pediatric CPR.

The class fee is $30 per person or $50 per couple. To register for the class, call 678-312-5000.

According to GMC, Medicaid participants can receive a discount for this class by calling 678-312-5000 to register. A valid Medicaid account number must be provided during registration.