ACS extends trauma verifications one year, postpones all site visits

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced today that it will grant a one-year extension to all hospitals currently verified by the Committee on Trauma (COT). In addition, the COT is postponing all scheduled verification site visits by as long as one year. For ACS-verified trauma centers in…

Navy hospital ships to deploy as floating trauma centers

The Pentagon announced this week that two U.S. Navy hospital ships will be mobilized to support civilian health systems battling coronavirus disease. The ships will provide acute care for uninfected patients, with a focus on trauma care. The USNS Comfort, which is now undergoing maintenance in Norfolk, Virginia,…