St. Rita’s maintains trauma center verification


LIMA — The American College of Surgeons’ committee on trauma has reverified Mercy Health-St. Rita’s as a Level 2 trauma center through May 2021. Hospitals with a Level 2 designation provide 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons and other specialties, like orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgery.

“St. Rita’s is proud of our entire team — including physicians, nurse and all support staff — who every day take care of this community,” Dr. Kevin Casey, chief clinical officer for Mercy Health-Lima, stated in a press release. “It is a great privilege that St. Rita’s is entrusted with this responsibility.”

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