Pocono Medical Center Receives Level III Trauma Center Re-Accreditation


The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation recently announced that Pocono Medical Center has received its re-accreditation as a Level III Trauma Center, thereby meeting the strict requirements for quality, patient outcomes, and education.

The re-accreditation was granted based on a rigorous site survey conducted by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. Pocono Medical Center’s Trauma Center is dedicated to providing excellent, state-of-the-art trauma care to every patient, every day. Throughout the Commonwealth, there are 34 accredited trauma centers and Pocono Medical Center continues to proudly remain the only Level III Trauma Center in the Commonwealth as well as the sole Trauma Center program for all of Monroe County, its 166,314 residents, and surrounding communities.

“As the only fully-accredited Level III Trauma Care Center in the state, Pocono Medical Center is unique in that it is equipped to provide life-saving care around the clock for all Monroe County residents and surrounding communities as well as offer a continuum of compassionate care,” said Larissa McNeill, Manager of the Trauma Program at Pocono Medical Center.

The responsibilities of the program include the coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of the trauma patient to ensure compliance with all state and national standards. The trauma team is on duty 24 hours a day providing emergency care to injured patients, which includes initial evaluation, resuscitation, surgical care, management in our Nursing Units, and preparation to return each patient to their previous daily life activities.

Our team is led by trauma surgeons who coordinate care with other specialists including orthopedic surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, and any other specialty surgeons and providers who may be needed to care for specific injuries. “The specialized care and comprehensive resources of the Trauma program at Pocono Medical Center are made possible through the support and commitment of our highly-qualified staff. Our recent recognition from U.S. News and World Report is not only indicative of our dedication to quality as an organization, but of our commitment to partnership including our local EMS providers whose service plays a vital role in PMC’s re-accreditation as a Level III Trauma Center,” said Dr. David Scaff, Medical Director of the Pocono Medical Center Trauma Center. The Pocono Medical Center trauma team also includes skilled professionals such as our local EMS partners and nursing staff along with many other integral departments throughout the entire health system.

Pocono Medical Center became an accredited Trauma Center in November 2008 with Lehigh Valley Health Network serving as the Level I Trauma partner. In 2015, Pocono Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital announced a partnership with the Monroe County Community Safety Program to educate and provide services involving child car seat safety, distracted driving education and accident prevention.

Pocono Medical Center is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year in East Stroudsburg. With more than 230 physicians and now over 2,000 staff employees, it is one of Monroe County’s largest employers, offering a full complement of clinical and acute care services for Monroe and surrounding communities. It was recently recognized as being among the top 10% in Pennsylvania and as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Pocono Medical Center’s ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute offers the full breadth and depth of cardiovascular services, including diagnostic cardiac catheterization, cardiac angioplasty, open-heart surgery, and minimally invasive heart procedures as well as vascular surgery and cardiac rehabilitation services. The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center offers a variety of treatments and alternatives, including state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment. Pocono Medical Center is a fully accredited Level III Trauma Center. For more information or to learn more, please visit our website at poconohealthsystem.org, or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/poconomedicalcenter.