What Does It Mean to Be a Level III Trauma Center?

Not all hospitals are trauma centers, and not every emergency department can handle every emergency. A trauma center is not an emergency department but an accredited facility capable of highly-specialized, timely treatment for the most critical of injuries.

Dr. Chow

Genesis HealthCare System has proven itself to have high quality trauma care and attained Level III Trauma verification by the Ohio Department of Health in accordance with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma (ACSCOT).

Trauma refers to any injury caused by physical force. In most cases, trauma is the result of motor vehicle crashes, falls, gunshots, stabbing or blunt assaults.

Survival rate and better recovery dramatically increase when patients with trauma-related injuries are treated at a trauma center as quickly as possible. It's what you want and expect from us, and we're proud to make trauma care available to you.

Meet the Trauma Team

If you are involved in a trauma, you can feel safe knowing that our team of experts is here to provide care to you and help you through a difficult experience.

The integrated Level III Trauma team at Genesis consists of several surgeons with expertise in trauma surgery -neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and general surgeons, as well as anesthesiologists and highly trained and experienced nursing staff.

Our trauma team is further supported by our critical care intensivists and pulmonologists - physicians specially trained to care for critically ill patients. EMS (emergency medical services) squads also play a role as extended members of our trauma team.


Trauma Program Staff

Stuart Chow, D.O., Trauma Medical Director

Brandice Alexander, D.O., Trauma surgeon with Trauma ProgramBrandice Alexander


Susan Piecynski, Certified Nurse Practitioner with Trauma Program

Jane Kilgore, MSN, RN, CEN, Trauma Program Manager

Mike Butler MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

Maria Penrose, EMT-P, CSTR, CAISS, Data Coordinator/Trauma Registry

Joel Dickinson, EMS CQI Consultant, Trauma Program

Rebecca Geyer, MSN, RN, Injury Prevention/Outreach Coordinator

Leslie Corp - Trauma Registrar



Community Education

Education is an important part of the Injury Prevention Program. Education is provided to the community on fall prevention, bike helmet safety, bike helmet fittings, shaken baby syndrome, distracted driving, ATV safety and other home and recreational safety topics. Genesis is a chapter of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention program. Find out more information

about the Genesis ThinkFirst program.

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Decision Points

Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.

You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about: