- Trauma centers at a glance
Trauma centers range from Levels One through Four.
Level Four: Trauma nurse coordinator, someone
to develop trauma center data and a trauma prevention program.
Level Three: Also has an in-house emergency
Level Two: Also has a neurosurgeon promptly
available and a trauma surgeon in house.
Level One: The highest level requires a
teaching and research program in addition to what's offered at
Levels Two, Three and Four.
— Source: California Code of Regulations
- Level Two trauma center startup costs
$2.9 million — In-house/ on-call panel.
$1 million — 24/7 MRI coverage.
$588,600 — Operating room, 24/7 coverage.
$500,000 — Radiologist interventional team.
$190,000 — Two trauma nurse clinicians/case managers.
$180,000 — Trauma program manager.
$150,000 — Trauma medical director.
$150,000 — County designation fee.
$100,000 — Miscellaneous.
$75,000 — Trauma registrar
$75,000 — Office.
$75,000 — CT tech, 24/7 coverage.
$60,000 — Training/education.
Total — $6.1 million.
— Source: The Abaris Group
Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:59 am
Updated: 6:01 am, Wed Dec 7, 2011.
By mid-2013, people with life-threatening injuries may not have
to leave San Joaquin County for the rapid care they need.
Currently, victims suffering from major injuries are usually
airlifted to Kaiser Hospital in South Sacramento, Doctors Hospital
in Modesto or Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, CEO David
Culberson of San Joaquin General Hospital told the Board of
Supervisors on Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:59 am.
Updated: 6:01 am.