The Port Authority Heroes of 9/11 Trauma Center at Jersey City Medical
Center—Barnabas Health has been re-verified as a Level II Trauma
Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT).
This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing
optimal care for injured patients in Hudson County.
Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma
care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the ACS
COT in its current
Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual. The verification program consists of in-depth trauma center data
and process review and an on-site review by a team of experienced trauma
surgeons. The ACS COT provides confirmation that the trauma center has
demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care
for all injured patients.
Jersey City Medical Center, Barnabas Health System’s only verified
trauma center, was awarded a three-year verification by the ACS on November
1. The center was given no deficiencies. The on-site reviewers noted many
strengths of the trauma center, including the dedication of the trauma
staff and commitment of hospital leadership, the training and skill of
the trauma surgeons, an excellent performance improvement process, and
a robust injury prevention/community outreach program.
The Trauma Center sees approximately 1000 patients each year, including
victims of motor vehicle crashes, pedestrian crashes, falls, and penetrating
injuries. It is dedicated to providing optimal care to these patients
with immediate response provided 24 hours a day by qualified EMS, Emergency
Department, Operating Room, Critical Care, and Surgery personnel.