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California's Highland Hospital recognized as top trauma center

Only 10% of the hospitals in the state of California have earned Level II Trauma center status.
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The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has verified Highland Hospital in California has a Level II Trauma Center in recognition of its “dedication and ability to provide the optimal level of care to patients with severe and often life-threatening injuries,” according to an announcement by Dr. Gregory Victorino, head of the Alameda Health System trauma division, which owns and operates the facility along with other California health care facilities including Alameda Hospital, San Leandro Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital and Fairmont Hospital also in San Leandro, and wellness centers in Oakland as well as in Newark and Hayward.

According to totals provided by the American Hospital Directory, “only 10% of hospitals in California have merited this classification.

"Highland Hospital's Trauma Center earned this designation following the most rigorous verification process in the country. This is a major milestone for the hospital and for Alameda Health System," Victorino, stated. "We have a long history of providing exceptional trauma care to residents and visitors to our region. The verification by ACS validates our hard work and the efforts of every staff member serving the critically injured in need every day."

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