MECHANICSBURG (May 31, 2013) – The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation has launched its new website at www.ptsf.org. “We are very excited about the capabilities and functionality of our new website. It will serve as the hub for trauma-related information in the Commonwealth. Through the use of communities, discussion forums and educational offerings, the Foundation website reaffirms the value that trauma centers have within our communities and state,” said Juliet Geiger, Executive Director. “It gives us the opportunity to enhance our relationships with our partnering organizations and members.”
The website will include information on the Foundation’s history, financial and governance activity. But most of all, it will highlight the best practices in trauma care throughout the Commonwealth. Now, discussions related to injury prevention, research, standards of accreditation, pediatric trauma, geriatric trauma—to name a few—are organized into community discussion groups. Users can create communities, take part in discussions and share documents/tools that enhance trauma care and trauma system development.
Rural hospitals in the Commonwealth can now reach out to the Foundation and its stakeholders for information related to trauma development and trauma-related education. The addition of a regional events hub allows users to seek out educational activities across the state, as well as in their own backyard. The website will allow individuals to receive continuing education from the comfort of their own desk.
Anyone can access the website to find their closest trauma center. Each of the trauma programs in the Commonwealth are featured on the website including hospital profiles, trauma program staff members and links for further information.
Additional features include the Foundation Newsletter, resources and trauma-specific job postings for the entire state. Functionality also has been created to access this information from smart phones and electronic tablets.
The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) is a non-profit corporation recognized by the Emergency Medical Services Act (Act 1985-45). The PTSF is the organization responsible for accrediting trauma centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It has been reviewing and surveying applicant hospitals since May of 1986. To date, over 613,000 lives have been saved by Pennsylvania’s trauma centers with a decrease in mortality of 40-50% in moderate to severely injured patients over the last decade. Find out how trauma centers save lives at www.ptsf.org.