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Aug 2: Memorial Health System Trauma Center Earns "Gold Star" Designation

For Immediate Release

August 2, 2007

Memorial Health System Trauma Center has been officially verified a Level II trauma center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma. The Verification Committee commended Memorial for “demonstrated commitment to providing superior trauma care.” The Memorial Trauma Center is now the only ACS Verified Trauma Center in Colorado Springs and one of only 11 in the State with the verification.

The Memorial Trauma Center is celebrating its 20th year with the mission “to ensure that our entire region receives cost effective care that is exceedingly above standard, coordinates all available resources, is sensitive, professional and encompasses all aspects of trauma from community prevention to rehabilitation.”

Having verification by the American College of Surgeons shows Memorial Health System Trauma Center demonstrated commitment to go above and beyond the requirements for state designation as a trauma center and indicates alignment with cutting edge trauma care across multi-disciplinary specialties.

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For more information please contact the Memorial Health System Public Relations Office, (719) 365-5235.