Nashville General Hospital Earns Trauma Level III Designation
Tennessee Health Facilities Commission granted NGH’s request for enhanced designation
Nashville, TN, June 27, 2023 – Nashville General Hospital (NGH), a national leading public safety-net hospital, serving Nashville and Davidson County is pleased to announce they have earned a Level III designation in trauma care. This provides the Nashville and Davidson County community another option for high-quality, accessible trauma care.
The designation, conferred by the Tennessee Health Facilities Commission, was granted for an initial period of three years. A hospital with a Level III Trauma Center provides prompt assessment, management, surgery and stabilization for trauma patients. In addition, the designation requires that a trauma surgeon be on call and on-site within 30 minutes of an emergency room physician’s determination requiring a patient undergo surgery.
“I’m so proud of our trauma services team for their dedication in achieving this designation to increase the hospital’s impact on the needs of the community and allowing us to provide more comprehensive care,” said Dr. Joseph Webb, D.Sc.,FACHE, chief executive officer. “Our goal is to care for all Nashvillians. Every second counts in a traumatic injury situation, and this level of care allows us to take care of more patients, faster and closer to home.”