Trauma Center Opens at Pocono Medical Center


 
 

Trish Hartman | | Thursday, October 23, 2008


MONROE COUNTY, Pa. -- A hospital in the Poconos is stepping up its emergency room and getting ready for more patients.

Doctor David Scaff showed off the new trauma bay Thursday at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. He is the new medical director of trauma, now that the hospital is officially an accredited level three trauma center.

"The citizens of Monroe County have their own trauma center here so no longer do they have to spend 20 minutes in a helicopter or 40 to 50 minutes in an ambulance," Scaff said.

Until now, major trauma patients often had to be taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital or Community Medical Center in Scranton.

Click here to read more.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Trauma

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Mechanical CPR is Producing Resuscitation Results Beyond Expectations

Discover why clinical studies are finding mechanical CPR just as effective as optimally-performed CPR.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

New York First Responders Take Extraordinary Steps to Help Residents

Snow causes fire and EMS crews to go beyond call of duty.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Raw Video: Explosion and Fire at California Business

Over a dozen hurt in Santa Paula blaze.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Four Workers Killed at Texas Chemical Plant

Five employees exposed to methyl mercaptan in La Porte.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Worker Killed in North Carolina Bridge Collapse

A fatal construction site collapse occurred in Wake County.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Plane Crashes into Chicago Home

Pilot reported engine trouble after takeoff.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Switzerland Landslide Kills Two, Injures Four

Slide hits residential building near Lugano.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

World Trade Center Rescue

Technical rescue work is done at nation’s tallest skyscraper.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >