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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Awarded Reverification of Top Level trauma Status

Posted By: Advancing Care

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital recently received reverification of the hospitals’ Level I trauma statuses — the highest level awarded by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons — for both its adult and pediatric trauma centers.

Both members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), these facilities are the only Level I trauma centers in the Hudson Valley to serve both adult and pediatric patients.

“Our trauma program continues to grow academically and clinically with the expertise of adult and pediatric trauma surgeons who work with a multi-disciplinary team to provide the highest-quality life-saving care to Hudson Valley residents when they need it most,” says Rifat Latifi, MD, Director of Surgery and Chief of General Surgery at WMCHealth.

The trauma teams at Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital include trauma- and critical-care-trained surgeons, and experts in emergency medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedics, anesthesiology, radiology, nursing, blood bank, rehabilitation, as well as skilled operating-room teams.