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Now that Naval Medical Center Portsmouth has been designated as Trauma Level II hospital, Tidewater EMS leader says lives will be saved

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Lives will be saved, thanks to a recent decision by the Virginia Department of Health.

It designates Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as a Level II trauma center. The change took place in late August.

Now, the Naval hospital is capable of handling all but the most severe emergency cases. It also accepts trauma patients who aren’t associated with the military. The decision gives emergency responders another option when caring for patients in need of immediate critical care.

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