April 14, 2015
MIAMI, FL – Kendall Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that it is the first and only trauma center in Miami-Dade County to receive verification by the American College of Surgeons. Furthermore, it is one of only four in the entire state of Florida to receive this verification.
Since 1922, when it formed a Committee on Fractures, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has waged a continuous effort to improve care of injured patients. The ACS strives to improve care of injured patients before, during, and after hospitalization. The verification process is voluntary and requires that a trauma center submit to a site visit to ensure that it has all the resources as listed in the ACS’s verification manual “Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured
Today the trauma activities of the ACS are administered through their 83-member Committee on Trauma (COT), overseeing a field force of more than 3,500 Fellows working to develop and implement meaningful programs for trauma care in local, regional, national, and international arenas.
“I am proud of the trauma services we provide to the community, as our team works hard every day to ensure that we provide the best possible care”, says Mark McKenney, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director of Trauma Services and General Surgery Residency program. “This verification from the ACS further validates the quality of our trauma services”, says Scott A. Cihak, Chief Executive Officer of Kendall Regional Medical Center.
Since establishing trauma services in November of 2011, Kendall Regional’s trauma center has treated more than 8,000 patients.