CEP America wishes to congratulate Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, Calif., and Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, Calif. for being designated as Level II trauma centers.
Inland Valley’s trauma center was officially upgraded to Level II on October 1, 2013. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to classify Natividad Medical Center as a Level II trauma center, with formal designation occurring sometime in the next year.
A hospital can receive its trauma center designation when it meets requirements established by the American College of Surgeons and is verified by its state or local governing body.
Although each geographic region may tailor its requirements, Level II trauma centers generally provide 24-hour care for serious or life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Level II centers must also have physician specialists on call at any given time and must also meet equipment and staffing guidelines in the emergency department, operating room, and ICU.
Congratulations to our newest Level II trauma center designees!