Saint Francis Healthcare has been awarded a provisional Level 3 Trauma
Center state designation effective July 18, 2016 by the Delaware Health
and Social Services Division of Public Health. This designation enables
Saint Francis to provide residents of Wilmington and Northern New Castle
County with faster, more convenient access to appropriate trauma care.
As a community Level 3 Trauma Center, Saint Francis Healthcare's emergency
personnel can now provide faster assessment, resuscitation, stabilization
and necessary operations for trauma victims.
“In times of emergency situations, fast access to high quality appropriate
care is critical to ensuring the best possible outcomes,” says Dr.
Seyedmehdi Jadali, M.D., FACS, Trauma Medical Director. “Through
this designation, the community can feel more confident and assured due
to Saint Francis Healthcare’s ability to provide life-saving trauma
care closer to home.”
Saint Francis made a multi-year investment in training, facilities and
surgical and support staffing to provide patients with enhanced trauma
care. Over the next 12 months, the hospital must successfully complete
an American College of Surgeons site visit and be recommended for full
Level 3 Trauma Center state designation by Delaware's Trauma System
According to County Executive Tom Gordon, “Ensuring that patients
receive prompt access to the care they need in emergency situations is
critical and the designation of St. Francis Hospital as a Level 3 Trauma
Center will help do just that. I am pleased that New Castle County Paramedics
will soon have access to this beneficial alternative, particularly for
residents in the City of Wilmington.”
Currently, Saint Francis Healthcare offers comprehensive emergency care
services, boasting the shortest emergency room wait time in New Castle
County and the largest private ambulance service in Delaware. The hospital
is Joint Commission Stroke Certified and is a designated receiving center
for cardiac and stroke patients in New Castle County.