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Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital marks renewal of Level I Trauma Center designation

by Rami Mondez on Dec 1, 2022, 10:36 AM

Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital has received a renewal of its Level I Trauma Center designation. Granted by the Arizona Department of Health Services, this three-year designation signifies that the hospital is highly capable of offering care for complex, critical life-threatening injuries.

“Carondelet has a longstanding commitment to offering advanced levels of care for Tucson and Southern Arizona. The Level I Trauma Center recertification is an affirmation of that commitment. The trauma team has done an extraordinary job operating our trauma program since we’ve opened it back in 2019,” said Monica Vargas-Mahar, Carondelet Health Network’s Market Chief Executive Officer.

St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Level I Trauma services provide patients around the clock access to Orthopedic trauma surgery, neurosurgery, vascular and cardiovascular surgery, general surgery, facial surgery, hand surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic surgery, among others, through a comprehensive team of medical specialists and staff.

“Being a Level I Trauma Center demonstrates the successful integration of individual roles throughout the hospital in the operating rooms, diagnostic imaging, ICU, and other areas for the advanced level of service we’ll provide. I am proud we have upheld our operation to continue the hospital’s recognition as a Level 1 Trauma Center,” said Dr. Francis Ali-Osman, Medical Director of Trauma and Emergency Services.

The hospital’s Trauma Center is intended to advance alongside the growing Tucson community, with the goal to increase healthcare access to patients in need.