Our History

1994

Dr. Thomas moved to the area, recognized the need for trauma care, and held informal discussions with physicians.

1994

Memorial began tracking trauma patients using an internal trauma registry.

1998

Board of Directors approved a resolution in support of a trauma program at Memorial, formalized a trauma committee structure and started a formal peer review process.

1999

Memorial began working with Bishop & Associates.

May, 1999

Donald Trunkey, M.D., an internationally recognized leader in trauma care, offered a lecture to members of Memorial's medical staff.

January, 2000

Converted trauma registry to NTRACS, a national database sponsored by the American College of Surgeons.

Spring, 2000

Appointment of Trauma Program Manager.

September, 2003

A consultation visit by the American College of Surgeons resulted in a favorable review.

August, 2004

Verification visit by the American College of Surgeons.

November, 2004

Memorial verified as a Level II Trauma Center by American College of Surgeons.

January 2006

Memorial MedFlight Introduced

2007

Appoinment of Jayne Mitton as Executive Director

November 2007

ACS Reverification Completed