Lake Huron Medical Center (LHMC) has received the Level III trauma center
designation from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
This designation means Lake Huron Medical Center will be able to treat
patients with more serious, possibly life-threatening injuries.
“Achieving Level III trauma center status reinforces our promise
to provide advanced medical and surgical care to those in our community,”
said CEO Jay de los Reyes, Lake Huron Medical Center. “We have an
exceptional team of emergency trained physicians, nurses and excellent
surgeons to deliver this level of care to those that live and work in
According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Level
III trauma centers, through an organized trauma response, can provide
prompt assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, emergency operations
and arrange for the transfer of the patient to a facility that can provide
definitive trauma care that cannot be managed by the resources dedicated
to Level III designation.
“Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recognizes this
important achievement and the integral part Lake Huron Medical Center
has in building a regionalized, coordinated and accountable trauma system
in Michigan,” said Kathy Wahl, Director, Division of EMS and Trauma
Bureau of EMS, Trauma Preparedness, Michigan Department of Health and
In Michigan, the trauma center designation process is entirely voluntary
on the part of the hospital. It is meant to identify those hospitals that
make a commitment to provide a higher level of care for multiple injured
patients and who welcome public acknowledgment of that capability.
Lake Huron Medical Center continues to raise the standards for healthcare
in the Blue Water Area. In 2019, LHMC has received Leapfrog Group’s
grade “A” in hospital safety, Healthgrades Patient Safety
Excellence Award, and is rated four stars by the Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services.