North Memorial Health Hospital Receives Verification as a Level I Trauma Center Marking its 22nd Year Maintaining this Designation


Verification conducted by the Verification Review Committee, an Ad Hoc Committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons

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(Robbinsdale, MN – April 15, 2020) –North Memorial Health Hospital has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Verification is valid for three years following the on-site review by a team of experienced professionals and this marks the 22nd year that North Memorial Health Hospital has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center. This achievement recognizes the dedication of North Memorial Health Hospital, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Department of Surgery, to providing comprehensive care for injured patients from pre-hospitalization through rehabilitation.

“North Memorial Health Hospital consistently delivers high quality care to our trauma patients – both adults and children. The team’s expertise spans many disciplines from prevention to emergency and diagnostic medicine to advanced trauma plastic surgery to rehabilitation,” said Jeff Wicklander, president of North Memorial Health Hospital. “This group of dedicated professionals connect with the people they care for through the toughest circumstances to deliver exceptional care and outcomes.”

North Memorial Health Hospital admits more than 3,400 trauma patients each year. In the more than 20 years that it has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center, North Memorial Health Hospital has cared for the community by treating more than 50,000 trauma patients and promoted safety by distributing more than 30,000 bike helmets.


Katy Sullivan
North Memorial Health

About the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College has over 72,000 members and it is the largest association of surgeons in the world. Longstanding achievements have placed the ACS in the forefront of American surgery and have made it an important advocate for all surgical patients.


About North Memorial Health

At North Memorial Health, we are on a mission to change healthcare. We’re delivering unmatched customer service and empowering our patients throughout the Twin Cities to achieve their best health. North Memorial Health provides access to high-quality, low-cost care throughout the Twin Cities through its medical transportation services and two hospitals – North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital. North Memorial Health Clinics which include primary care, specialty care and hospice are part of a joint venture with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota that is transforming the healthcare experience for consumers. Across the North Memorial Health system, 900+ doctors and 5,000+ team members are dedicated to delivering a more connected experience for our patients.