Chippenham Hospital Reaches Level I Trauma Status


By Sydney Lake, Virginia Business

Chippenham Hospital. Photo courtesy HCA

Health care network HCA Virginia announced Monday that Chippenham Hospital on Oct. 15 was designated by the commonwealth of Virginia as a Level I Trauma Center, making it the only such center in the southern Richmond metropolitan area.

Level I Trauma Centers provide more care options for severely injured patients and the accreditation is the highest level a hospital trauma center can receive. A hospital must meet all requirements to accept a higher acuity (or severity of illness) in order to receive the designation.

“This accreditation demonstrates the focus on patient care and the hard work our staff does every day,” Chippenham Hospital CEO William Lunn said in a statement. “This accomplishment was made possible through the dedication and collaboration of our world-class team of nurses, physicians and support teams who are trained and passionate about caring for the most severely injured patients in our community.”


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