Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Becomes Bucks County’s Second Level II Adult Trauma Center

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Grand View Health Level II Trauma Center
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Sellersville’s Grand View Hospital is now the second Level II trauma center serving Bucks County. Its recent accreditation by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation was covered by John George of the Philadelphia Business Journal.

To earn this designation, a hospital must be able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients.

Other qualifications center around the depth and readiness of care. General surgeons must be available around the clock on an immediate basis. Also, specialty coverage is required in the fields of:

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Radiology
  • Critical care.

“Having the specialized services of a Level II trauma center at our hospital will reduce the time to treatment for critically injured patients,” said Jean M. Keeler, CEO of Grand View Health. “Our EMS partners will be able to rapidly transport patients to our hospital, making it possible for us to deliver life-saving care to the community we serve.”

The health system decided to pursue Level II accreditation following a community needs assessment. The Level II trauma center designation becomes effective Sept. 1.

Grand View Health is also in the middle of a $210 million expansion project. When completed in 2023, it will provide the area with a new emergency room with 28 treatment rooms and two trauma bays.

More on this designation is at the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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