PCMH Retains Level 1 Trauma Designation

By: Bill Wilson
By: Bill Wilson

Pitt County Memorial Hospital will remain a Level 1 Trauma Center until 2013.

The NC Office of Emergency Medical Services and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons have both re-designated the hospital's status. That came after a two day visit to the hospital in March.

PCMH admits roughly 2,000 trauma patients a year, and the hospital first received the Level 1 designation in 1985.

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  • by wtf on Jul 5, 2008 at 05:43 PM
    To Devil Dog. There is a shortage, but PCMH had a great pediatric surgeon that they ran off!! I
  • by jeff pence fan on Jul 5, 2008 at 05:40 PM
    Bring Dr. Pence back!!!
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Jul 2, 2008 at 09:15 AM
    To Jeff..I'm sure it comes down to recruitment, and the amount of money the hospital is willing to pay. One pediatric surgeon, on call 24/7, demands mega bucks. Besides that, I'm sure their is a shortage nationwide. Maybe PCMH sends their patients requiring surgery to Duke until a new hire takes place. I'm sure other surgeons on staff can perform surgeries depending on the age of the child.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Jul 1, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    How about telling use the rest of the story ...like what a Level 1 Trauma designation means and how do you get the designation ?
  • by Jeff Location: Greenville on Jul 1, 2008 at 05:21 PM
    PCMH received Level 1 without having a pediatric surgeon on staff. The pediatric surgeon PCMH had left last month. This means pediatrics needing surgery will be operated on by a surgeon having minimal pediatric training? Does the public know this? Parents, you need to start asking questions!

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