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Loudoun County gets its first trauma center at Inova Loudoun Hospital’s ER

Taking Emergency Care to the Next Level

Trauma services are now available at Inova Loudoun Hospital

In the spring of 2017, Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) received Level III trauma center designation, making the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center the first trauma center in Loudoun County. “Achieving trauma designation reinforces our promise to provide advanced medical and surgical care to those in our community,” says ILH Trauma Medical Director Jordan Estroff, MD, FACS.

As a Level III trauma center, ILH can provide care to those with moderate to severe torso and extremity injuries. It can also promptly assess and stabilize the critically injured prior to their transfer to a higher level of care. And less EMS travel out of the county allows Loudoun County EMS to be more readily available for all county emergencies.

We’re also taking steps to prevent injuries

Inova is also committed to preventing injuries in the community. Over the past year, approximately 80 percent of injured patients have been over the age of 65 and victims of a fall. As a result, the Inova Loudoun trauma team has partnered with Inova’s Mobile Health Services program and its Outpatient Specialty Rehabilitation Center to launch a Fall Prevention Program. New community education and outreach programs designed to prevent injuries will continue to be developed.

The process of achieving the Level III designation is entirely voluntary under the Virginia Department of Health. Our physicians, nurses and staff are committed to the process to continue to provide the highest level of care for those in the community.

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