Mercy Joplin Trauma Status Returns Post Tornado

July 1, 2015

Joplin, Mo. (July 1, 2015) - Mercy Joplin has been recertified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Division of Health Standards and Licensure.

To be recertified, Mercy underwent a survey by a team from DHSS, which included an on-site visit to various areas within the facility as well as case reviews. 

To attain this designation, Mercy had to meet several criteria, including:

  • A long-standing commitment  to trauma care 
  • Well-equipped facility with the latest technology
  • Integrated physician structure
  • High level of education and credentialing of nurses for trauma patients
  • Radiology support and easily accessible equipment
  • Operating room with necessary staff

“This recertification from DHSS further validates what we, as a team at Mercy, have worked so hard to achieve,” said Dr. Charles Ro, trauma director. “We can once again offer the highest level of care for the injured patients that seek help at Mercy Joplin.”  

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