Kendall Regional’s Trauma Center is the First and Only in Miami-Dade County to be Verified by the American College of Surgeons

Mark McKenney MDKendall Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that it is the first and only trauma center in Miami-Dade County to receive verification by the American College of Surgeons. Furthermore, it is one of only four in the entire state of Florida to receive this verification.

Since 1922, when it formed a Committee on Fractures, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has waged a continuous effort to improve care of injured patients.  The ACS strives to improve care of injured patients before, during, and after hospitalization. The verification process is voluntary and requires that a trauma center submit to a site visit to ensure that it has all the resources as listed in the ACS’s verification manual “Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient”.

Today the trauma activities of the ACS are administered through their 83-member Committee on Trauma (COT), overseeing a field force of more than 3,500 Fellows working to develop and implement meaningful programs for trauma care in local, regional, national, and international arenas.

“I am proud of the trauma services we provide to the community, as our team works hard every day to ensure that we provide the best possible care”, says Mark McKenney, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director of Trauma Services and General Surgery Residency program. “This verification from the ACS further validates the quality of our trauma services”, says Scott A. Cihak, Chief Executive Officer of Kendall Regional Medical Center.

Since establishing trauma services in November of 2011, Kendall Regional’s trauma center has treated more than 8,000 patients.

Kendall Regional Medical Center South Florida Trauma About Kendall Regional Medical Center

 Kendall Regional Medical Center is a 417-bed, full-service teaching hospital providing 24-hour comprehensive medical, Level II Trauma, burn (adult & pediatric), surgical, behavioral health, pediatric and diagnostic services, along with a wide range of patient and community services. Kendall Regional Medical Center has been honored by being nationally recognized with many prestigious awards and accolades, including: HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital (Top 5%) for Clinical Excellence, The Joint Commission Certification as a Primary Stroke Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, recognized by US News and World Report for receiving The American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus award, The Joint Commission as a  “Top Performer” on key quality measures, and eight years as a Top 100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics. For further information, call (305) 222-2200, or visit

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