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Hospital earns trauma designation

By The Herald Staff | 7/18/2014

GARNETT — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recently announced Anderson County Hospital has been designated as a Level IV Trauma Center.

Level IV trauma centers are rural hospitals whose primary role is to stabilize seriously injured patients and, if necessary, transfer them to a higher level trauma center, the agency said. Hospitals that have achieved Level IV trauma center designation have demonstrated a commitment to providing optimal care for those who have been seriously injured.

GARNETT — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recently announced Anderson County Hospital has been designated as a Level IV Trauma Center.

Level IV trauma centers are rural hospitals whose primary role is to stabilize seriously injured patients and, if necessary, transfer them to a higher level trauma center, the agency said. Hospitals that have achieved Level IV trauma center designation have demonstrated a commitment to providing optimal care for those who have been seriously injured.

“The Level IV Trauma Center designation is testament to our team’s dedication to provide patients with the highest quality of care and expertise right here in our community,” Denny Hachenberg, Anderson County Hospital chief executive officer, said. “As part of Saint Luke’s Health System, we can assure our patients that we are able to meet their most urgent needs when every second counts.”

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in Kansas, according to the KDHE.

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