The Trauma Center at St. Elizabeth Medical Center has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center.

The verification comes from the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

The achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for their patients.

“The recognition of our Trauma Center demonstrates the quality of our trauma program and the dedication of the trauma team,” said Tracey Barone,  Mohawk Valley Health System Trauma coordinator. “Trauma is a team effort where EMS providers, surgeons, Emergency Department staff and ancillary services work closely to ensure high quality of care for injured patients. We are proud to provide this service for our community.”

St. E's  began its New York State Designated Area Trauma Center in 1987.   An average of 700 severely injured patients are treated at the center each year.