A longstanding goal of Inova Loudoun Hospital leaders has been achieved with the formal designation of the Lansdowne campus as a trauma center.
As a Level III trauma center, the hospital is required to demonstrate an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations.
It is the 18th Virginia hospital, and third in Northern Virginia, to be designated as a trauma center. Reston Hospital is a Level II trauma center and Inova Fairfax Hospital is a Level I trauma center, the highest level.
In Virginia, the trauma center designation process is voluntary on the part of the hospital. It identifies hospitals that will make a commitment to provide a higher level of care for multiple injured patients. Inova Loudoun submitted paperwork six months ago. State health officials reviewed the care provided for patients during that period and completed an on-site visit.
The new emergency facility will be called the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center at Inova Loudoun Hospital.