Research Belton Hospital has recently been designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the Missouri Department of Health And Senior Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
With this designation, Research Belton Hospital is the only Trauma Level III Trauma Center in the Kansas City metropolitan area, according to hospital Chief Executive Officer Todd Krass.
The designation means that Research Belton Hospital has met stringent criteria for providing comprehensive care for trauma patients from admission to rehabilitation, he said.
A Level III Trauma Center validates that Research Belton Hospital has the expertise and resources available to provide the best possible care to trauma patients, he said.
To receive this designation, the Missouri Department of Health And Senior Services performed a comprehensive review of the health system, which included an observation of the emergency department, imaging services, the nursing units and an evaluation of administrative leadership.
Additionally, the survey team looked at the hospitals commitment to community outreach programs, specifically trauma prevention.
The survey team commended Research Belton Hospital on its strong relationship with their EMS services and enthusiasm towards growth and improvement of their services, Krass said.
By pursuing the Level III Trauma designation and by exceeding the statewide standards, we are continuing our commitment to provide high-quality health care for the community we serve, said Krass. Research Belton Hospital Emergency Services houses board-certified physicians and highly trained nurses, he said.
The hospital continues to work on its $39 million expansion project, which will include a 46,000 square foot medical office building as well as expansion of its emergency, surgical and inpatient departments.