Trauma Center Standards

The Pennsylvania Trauma System Foundation is responsible for establishing standards for accrediting trauma centers at varying levels based on a hospital’s resources and capabilities.

Standards are based on the ACSCOT Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient 2014.  The Foundation publishes standards for level I, level II, level III and level IV adult trauma centers and level I and level II pediatric trauma centers. 

All accreditation requirements are developed through the Foundation’s Standards Committee and approved by the Foundation’s board of directors.