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FOUNDATION NEWS: Volume 13 Issue 2 PAGE 1 FOUNDATION NEWS 38 Trauma Centers in PA During the July and September deliberation meetings, four additional hospitals were approved for trauma center accreditation by the PTSF Board of Directors. Effective October 1, 2016—Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, Pa., was accredited as an adult Level II trauma center. Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, Pa., was accredited as an adult Level III center. Effective November 1, 2016—St. Luke’s University Health Network Quakertown Campus, Quakertown, Pa., was accredited as an adult Level IV trauma center. Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa., was accredited as an adult Level IV trauma center and the first Critical Access Hospital in Pennsylvania to achieve this accreditation. With these four hospitals, the total count of trauma centers in Pennsylvania reaches 38. This includes 41 trauma programs since three trauma centers have dual adult and pediatric accreditation. To view the latest list of accredited trauma centers, go to the PTSF website and click on “News” to view the most recent press release. A map of hospitals pursuing accreditation can be found in the “Resources” section of the website. Volume 14 Issue 3 | Fall 2016 2017 Fee Schedule Published The 2017 Fee Schedules are approved for both accredited trauma centers and hospitals pursuing accreditation. New this year, education fees for hospitals pursuing accreditation will be billed as an annual fee, rather than being billed per session. This change occurred after significant discussion with key stakeholders. Reasons for this change included increased access to education, reduced costs and ease of billing. Beginning January 1, 2017, the annual Education Fee for pursuing trauma centers is $1,500. A pro-rated schedule is in place for hospitals that submit a letter of intent during the calendar year. “Education” includes both mandatory and optional programs. Mandatory programs include: Trauma Program Development and Trauma Registry Abstraction. Optional programs include, but are not limited to performance improvement, in-person hospital-based meetings, meet-and-greet sessions for senior leadership, web-based education, telephone inquiries and post deliberation meetings with board members. Education for accredited trauma centers is included in the participation fee. The 2017 Fee Schedule is posted to the PTSF website’s Resources tab under the Fee Schedule subsection. Trauma Program Managers and Main Hospital Contacts will receive invoices for 2017 fees in November, including submission deadlines. 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 Survey Monkey; Pa Involvement PI; Program Leadership Committee Updates 1 2 3-4 PTOS; Registry Education Accreditation; AFS Update Foundation Staff Update; Donation Partners; Stakeholders 5 6 7 8 Fall Conference Committee Members Educational Opportunities 9-10 10-11 12 In pursuit of optimal support for injured persons in Pennsylvania

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38 Trauma Centers in PA

During the July and September deliberation meetings, four additional hospitals were approved for trauma center accreditation by the PTSF Board of Directors.

Effective October 1, 2016—Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, Pa., was accredited as an adult Level II trauma center. Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, Pa., was accredited as an adult Level III center.

Effective November 1, 2016—St. Luke’s University Health Network Quakertown Campus, Quakertown, Pa., was accredited as an adult Level IV trauma center. Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa., was accredited as an adult Level IV trauma center and the first Critical Access Hospital in Pennsylvania to achieve this accreditation.

With these four hospitals, the total count of trauma centers in Pennsylvania reaches 38. This includes 41 trauma programs since three trauma centers have dual adult and pediatric accreditation. To view the latest list of accredited trauma centers, go to the PTSF website and click on “News” to view the most recent press release. A map of hospitals pursuing accreditation can be found in the “Resources” section of the website.

2017 Fee Schedule Published

The 2017 Fee Schedules are approved for both accredited trauma centers and hospitals pursuing accreditation.

New this year, education fees for hospitals pursuing accreditation will be billed as an annual fee, rather than being billed per session. This change occurred after significant discussion with key stakeholders. Reasons for this change included increased access to education, reduced costs and ease of billing.

Beginning January 1, 2017, the annual Education Fee for pursuing trauma centers is $1,500. A pro-rated schedule is in place for hospitals that submit a letter of intent during the calendar year. “Education” includes both mandatory and optional programs. Mandatory programs include: Trauma Program Development and Trauma Registry Abstraction. Optional programs include, but are not limited to performance improvement, in-person hospital-based meetings, meet-and-greet sessions for senior leadership, web-based education, telephone inquiries and post deliberation meetings with board members. Education for accredited trauma centers is included in the participation fee.

The 2017 Fee Schedule is posted to the PTSF website’s Resources tab under the Fee Schedule subsection. Trauma Program Managers and Main Hospital Contacts will receive invoices for 2017 fees in November, including submission deadlines.

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.

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