Lake Charles Trauma Program

Memorial. Now a Level III Trauma Center.

Trauma roomMemorial is leading the way in trauma care with the region’s only trauma center. The American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma (CoT) has recognized our team of trauma and critical healthcare professionals and their three years of dedication and hard work to achieving a Level III Trauma Program. The CoT’s Verification Review Committee for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients from pre-hospital phase through rehabilitation.

This achievement recognizes Memorial’s commitment to providing optimal care for injured patients. The CoT does not designate trauma centers. Rather, the program provides confirmation that a trauma center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care. The designation of trauma centers is the function of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) which develops and maintains a statewide system of care coordination for patients suddenly stricken by serious traumatic injury or time-sensitive illness.