Our History


Dr. Thomas moved to the area, recognized the need for trauma care, and held informal discussions with physicians.


Memorial began tracking trauma patients using an internal trauma registry.


Board of Directors approved a resolution in support of a trauma program at Memorial, formalized a trauma committee structure and started a formal peer review process.


Memorial began working with Bishop & Associates.

May, 1999

Donald Trunkey, M.D., an internationally recognized leader in trauma care, offered a lecture to members of Memorial's medical staff.

January, 2000

Converted trauma registry to NTRACS, a national database sponsored by the American College of Surgeons.

Spring, 2000

Appointment of Trauma Program Manager.

September, 2003

A consultation visit by the American College of Surgeons resulted in a favorable review.

August, 2004

Verification visit by the American College of Surgeons.

November, 2004

Memorial verified as a Level II Trauma Center by American College of Surgeons.

January 2006

Memorial MedFlight Introduced


Appoinment of Jayne Mitton as Executive Director

November 2007

ACS Reverification Completed