Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville, Pa., earned accreditation as a level II trauma center from the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. Effective Oct. 1, Forbes Regional Hospital will be the 31st trauma center in Pennsylvania.
Trauma centers are specialized hospitals with resources to provide efficient and effective surgical intervention for life-threatening traumatic injuries to reduce the likelihood of death or permanent disability. Accredited trauma centers are regularly evaluated by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation to ensure they meet the highest of standards for patient care quality.
As a level II trauma center, Forbes Regional Hospital expects to treat approximately 350 major trauma patients each year.