The Virginia Department of Health office of EMS completed its final review of CHKD’s trauma services on July 24, 2018. The review team consisted of six surveyors who met with staff, physicians, and leadership of various departments. The team reviewed patient charts, trauma policies, guidelines, and performance improvement processes for trauma services. The surveyors were impressed by the improvements made in our trauma readiness, prompt patient assessment, stabilization of injured patients, and emergency operations. Throughout their visit, all CHKD staff demonstrated their commitment to providing quality trauma care for our pediatric patients and families.
Read more: CHKD Level 1 Trauma Designation Update
During a beautiful evening at Harbor Park in Norfolk on June 14, 2018, the Tidewater EMS Council presented eleven regional EMS awards and a special lifetime achievement award. The awards presentation was part of the council's annual EMS family day at the ballpark attended by some 600 responders, dispatchers, emergency department staff and their families.
Read more: Tidewater EMS Council announces 2018 regional EMS award winners