Orange City Area Health System has successfully completed the categorization and re-verification process to be re-certified as a Community (Level IV) Trauma Care Facility. Hospitals must re-apply every three years to participate in Iowa’s trauma system, and based on availability of resources they are classified into four areas. Community Trauma Care Facilities provide initial stabilization for all trauma patients while preparing for transfer when appropriate. Orange City Area Health System’s trauma care services are staffed primarily by the health system’s own family practice physicians, med-surg nurses, full-time paramedics, and EMTs. The hospital also has anesthesia and surgical capabilities. Leading the health system categorization and re-verification process was Steven Locker, MD, Trauma Services Medical Director, and Sheryl Rensink, RN, Trauma Nurse Coordinator. “We are grateful for the skill set of all of our entire Emergency Room team and our ability to provide 24/7 coverage every week of every year,” reports Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System. “We fully understand the criticalness of this type of care and the peace of mind it provides.” According to the Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Iowa’s trauma system is designed to assure that all people throughout the state have access to an organized delivery system for trauma care, and that critically injured patients are rapidly stabilized and provided with the appropriate resources necessary to care for their injuries. For more information about Orange City Area Health System visit ocHealthSystem.org.