Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin earns Level Three Trauma Center designation
DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – More than 16,000 people live in Dublin. Their medical facility Fairview Park hospital has been designated a Level Three Trauma Center by the State of Georgia Department of Emergency Medical Services.
Registered Nurse, Lynn Grant said, “We provide prompt assessment in emergency interventions, emergency operations if needed to stabilize the patient. Then, if the patient needs to be transferred, we have transfer agreements with other trauma centers to transfer the patient for more definitive trauma care.”
It has been an exhaustive two years of diligent work by everyone on the staff. Grant said, “It has been a very long process we have worked with all of our staff physicians nurses pre-hospital providers have increased their education in trauma care. We have implemented processes and procedures so we can take care of patients in a more timely fashion.”
Dublin is in the middle of a very rural area that sits in the middle of Augusta, Savannah, Valdosta and Macon. People in this area will benefit if they need critical care for serious injuries.
Grant added, “Our nearest trauma center is in Macon 55 miles away and being able to provide the care to our community here will improve lives and better outcomes.”
Fairview Park Hospital sees about 30 trauma patients a month.