Providence Alaska Medical Center designated a Level II Trauma Center

February 26, 2015

Commitment to constant improvement ensures best possible care for trauma patients

Anchorage, AK— Providence Alaska Medical Center has been designated as a Level II Trauma Center. The hospital received verification from The American College of Surgeons and certification from the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services this week.  Providence Alaska Medical Center will host a press conference at noon on Thursday, Feb. 26, to discuss how Level II Trauma designation benefits Alaskans.

At Level II Trauma Centers, surgeons, operating room staff, anesthesiologists and emergency department nurses and physicians are available to provide care at all times to trauma patients. Additionally, as a Level II Trauma Center, PAMC will be a hub for trauma patients coming from outlying areas across Alaska.

"This designation is a powerful example of our hospital and physician partners working together to provide optimal trauma care for all patients," said Richard Mandsager, M.D., chief executive, Providence Alaska Medical Center. "This is just one step along our journey of always working to deliver the best patient care and outcomes."

Providence works cooperatively with Emergency Medical Services and the state's other Level II Trauma Center, Alaska Native Medical Center, to ensure trauma patients in Alaska receive the best possible care, as quickly as possible.

A hospital survey on Nov. 19-20, 2014, by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, verified PAMC met the qualifications for Level II designation.