We appreciate all of our referral centers for providing excellent care and careful consideration when patients need to be transferred to a trauma center. Over 35% of our trauma patients come from referring hospitals. Your quick responses, early stabilization and transfer of trauma patients is vital to excellent patient outcomes.
In June, Grant Trauma hosted our 2nd annual referring hospital appreciation luncheon and we would like to thank all who attended. During the luncheon we recognized Southern Ohio Medical Center as the recipient of our “Golden Hour Award”, This annual award recognizes a specific referring hospital for outstanding service of response and stabilization of the trauma patient. As we continue through our busy season we are on the lookout for examples of exceptional care to become 2012 nominees for this award; good luck. We hope to see your facility join us for next year’s luncheon and award ceremony, and, as always, we look forward to continuing our collaboration with facilities and improving trauma care throughout Ohio.