Trauma Centers Re-verified

By KBJR News 1

January 22, 2013 Updated Jan 22, 2013 at 4:04 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- Essentia Health St. Mary's has received some good news regarding the status of its trauma center.

Both the adult and pediatric trauma centers have been re-verified as level two institutions.

The outside review comes from members of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

They analyze 185 criteria and to be re-verified, an intuition must pass each one.

Staff say the verification is an honor.

"We are delighted," said Dr. Steven Eyer, Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon. "This is what we do every day and we try to do the very best we can and now we have outside agencies saying you're doing just that."

This is the fifth time the adult trauma center has been re-verified and the first time for the pediatric center.