Kendall Regional Medical Center has announced the verification by the Florida Department of Health for its Level II Trauma Center designation.
“For a year and a half, Kendall Regional Medical Center’s talented trauma center staff has dedicated themselves to saving more lives and making a difference in our community.” said Scott Cihak, CEO of Kendall Regional Medical. “Now that we have a fully verified Level II trauma center we can continue to fulfill our mission of providing quality, accessible trauma care for Miami-Dade County residents and our county’s visitors.”
Kendall Regional Medical Center serves Miami-Dade, Monroe and Collier counties, and during its first year as a provisional trauma center, treated nearly 2,500 patients, with survivor rates significantly better than state and national averages at 96.11 percent as compared to 94.66 percent for all trauma centers in Florida.
The USF/HCA Trauma Network focuses on providing lifesaving trauma care to patients in parts of the state where trauma care is most needed because existing facilities were unavailable or too far away. While saving lives is the central mission at Kendall Regional South Florida Trauma Center, it also supports the local economy and development of the community with more than $3.9 million in capital expenditures to build the state-of-the-art trauma center and the creation of 186 jobs.
“This full Level II designation allows emergency responders to get patients to trauma centers within the critical ‘golden hour,’ which is the most important time for a patient to get treatment for their injuries and increases their survival rate dramatically,” said Dr. Mark McKenney, Medical Director for Kendall Regional Medical Center South Florida Trauma Center. “Research shows that a trauma patient has a 25 percent greater chance of survival when treated in a trauma center and the Department of Health’s verification of Kendall today will certainly lead to more lives saved.”
Kendall Regional Medical Center is a 412-bed, full-service 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.
For more information, call 305-222-2200, or visit online at www.kendallmed.com