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FOUNDATION NEWS: Volume 13 Issue 2 PAGE 1 FOUNDATION NEWS Volume 14 Issue 2 | Spring 2016 Opening Lines of Communication Submitted by: Juliet Altenburg, Executive Director Welcome to our Spring edition of the PTSF newsletter! With Spring comes new growth not only in nature but in trauma system development activities. The PTSF staff and board are preparing for a busy calendar ahead as hospitals continue to reach out inquiring about trauma center development and planning for site survey visits. With an anticipated increased volume of trauma centers coming into the trauma system, PTSF staff and board members are updating policies and streamlining activities, many of which are featured in this newsletter. Accreditation” Community. This is a one-stop-shop for all resources. Lastly, mark your calendars for The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) Council of Accredited Trauma Center meetings. Trauma program management staff members from both accredited and pursuing trauma centers are invited. Meetings are scheduled on May 10, 2016 and September 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The location for the May meeting is at the Pennsylvania Medical Society located at Communication with all hospitals continues to be paramount. 777 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, Pa. Kathryn Slatt from HAP Headquarters (kslatt@haponline.org) is the HAP support to the Beginning in April, we will begin a series of web chats at 1 council and will disseminate communications. The President of p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. This will be an opportunity for any hospital staff member to ask questions and the Council this year is Michael Lloyd, MS, RN, Adult Trauma Program Manager at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical get fast answers from me and my fellow PTSF colleagues. In the coming weeks, email communications will come to you with Center. further details. Whether your hospital is accredited or pursuing accreditation, thank you for all that you do for injured patients. It is our PTSF continues to use the website to post revised policies privilege to support you in whatever way possible to accomplish and current educational opportunities. For hospitals pursuing accreditation, don’t forget to sign-up for the “Hospitals Pursuing our mission of optimizing care for the injured patients you serve. Do you have information you would like to share in this newsletter? If so, please contact Kevin Burd at kburd@ptsf.org for information related to submission deadlines. Foundation News Board of Directors Spotlight Foundation Board Action Items 1 2 Technology/Trauma Registry Update Foundation Staff Update Our Trauma Partners & Stakeholders 3 4 5 Committee Updates Committee Roster Educational Opportunities 6-7 7-8 9 In pursuit of optimal support for injured persons in Pennsylvania

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Juliet Geiger

Opening Lines of Communication

Submitted by: Juliet Geiger, Executive Director

Welcome to our Spring edition of the PTSF newsletter! With Spring comes new growth not only in nature but in trauma system development activities. The PTSF staff and board are preparing for a busy calendar ahead as hospitals continue to reach out inquiring about trauma center development and planning for site survey visits. With an anticipated increased volume of trauma centers coming into the trauma system, PTSF staff and board members are updating policies and streamlining activities, many of which are featured in this newsletter.

Communication with all hospitals continues to be paramount. Beginning in April, we will begin a series of web chats at 1p. m. on the third Thursday of every month. This will be an opportunity for any hospital staff member to ask questions and get fast answers from me and my fellow PTSF colleagues. In the coming weeks, email communications will come to you with further details.

PTSF continues to use the website to post revised policies and current educational opportunities. For hospitals pursuing accreditation, don’t forget to sign-up for the “Hospitals Pursuing Accreditation” Community. This is a one-stop-shop for all resources.

Lastly, mark your calendars for The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) Council of Accredited Trauma Center meetings. Trauma program management staff members from both accredited and pursuing trauma centers are invited. Meetings are scheduled on May 10, 2016 and September 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The location for the May meeting is at the Pennsylvania Medical Society located at 777 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, Pa. Kathryn Slatt from HAP Headquarters (kslatt@haponline.org) is the HAP support to the council and will disseminate communications. The President of the Council this year is Michael Lloyd, MS, RN, Adult Trauma Program Manager at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Whether your hospital is accredited or pursuing accreditation, thank you for all that you do for injured patients. It is our privilege to support you in whatever way possible to accomplish our mission of optimizing care for the injured patients you serve.

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