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Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital earns trauma certification

Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital emergency department staff have been recognized for their work with trauma patients after being designated as a Level IV trauma facility by the State of Michigan.

The three-year certification follows a site visit and documentation review by the Michigan
Department of Health and Human Services to the facility in October.

“We’re very pleased with the designation,” said Jeff Hotsinpiller, a trauma coordinator for
Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals. The certification validates the
good work our teams have done in making trauma care a top priority of our emergency

Big Rapids Hospital is also a Level IV trauma facility

Trauma accounts for nearly half of deaths for people ages birth to 44.

Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals have worked together creating a trauma program to
find and treat injuries quickly and efficiently. The program includes a partnership for
continuous education provided to EMS and other agencies to improve first responder
practices. Community education was also included to highlight fall prevention and
tourniquet application to control bleeding.

“Through these efforts, our emergency department can provide efficient and evidence-
based trauma care, ensuring the very best care for trauma patients starting at the scene
of injury so they heal quicker and have the best possible outcome,” Hotsinpiller said.

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