Titusville Area Hospital (TAH) was recently recognized by the Pennsylvania
Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) for their achievements over the past
two years while participating in the critical access hospital trauma recognition
pilot program. TAH was one of two critical access hospitals (CAH) in the
state to participate in the program.
The purpose of the program was to work collaboratively to enhance trauma
care of injured patients cared for in CAHs. The program was initiated
by PTSF. They worked with the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health to roll
out the program and secure the grant funding for the program.
“The goal of the program was to elevate hospital preparedness and
care of the injured patient in rural areas of Pennsylvania. The program
included extensive education on the importance of expeditious care and
transfer of injured patient, facilitation of mentoring relationships with
accredited trauma centers and data collection with feedback on the facilities
performance improvement process,” stated David A. Bradley, Manager
of Trauma Center Development at Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation.
“The program was led by Brenda Burnett, VP of Patient Services at
TAH and Kim Combs, TAH Emergency Department Manager. The team did a fantastic
job educating the staff and facilitating the necessary changes to make
the program a success,” stated Lee Clinton, CEO at TAH.
To learn more about Titusville Area Hospital visit our website at titusvillehospital.org.
Titusville Area Hospital, more than a hospital.
Pictured left to right: David A. Bradley, Manager of Trauma Center Development
at Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation, Brenda Burnett, Vice President
of Patient Services at TAH and Kim Combs, TAH Emergency Department Manager.