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Old 07-15-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Vanderbilt is one of the top hospitals in the country. Right up there with Cedars Sinai and some other great institutions in this country. That's why you see so many going there. People, or hospitals, want to be associated with the best. Georgraphy plays a part as well. Kentucky does just fine with what it has. Most go to Nashville, Louisville, Lexington, or somewhere else.
Vanderbilt being one of the best (which they are) is not the point. Kentucky does NOT do just fine with what they have. Just ask any ER doctor on this end of the state. And the people that get flown to Nashville, Evansville, St. Louis, etc are flown there because the hospitals here are ill equipped to handle true trauma cases.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Murray, KY
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Vanderbilt being one of the best (which they are) is not the point. Kentucky does NOT do just fine with what they have. Just ask any ER doctor on this end of the state. And the people that get flown to Nashville, Evansville, St. Louis, etc are flown there because the hospitals here are ill equipped to handle true trauma cases.

Well, the hospitals in that part of the state can't afford to pay for the upgrades, acredidation, and other technical things that have to happen in order to become a large trauma center. Most big trauma centers are in large cities as well because the need is there in their backyard for one. Paducah doesn't posses the long term need nor the financial backing for one. End of story.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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campbellsville is getting a New 3-story surgery and Testing center it will help campbellsville and south-central Kentucky and central Kentucky to come to Taylor regional Advanced surgery hospital and medical center a New Hospital name will be issed in end of 2011 campbellsville will now serve 500,000 peple we are updating are level III trauma center to Level II trauma center in the future to possible a level I trauma center. Ten we are geeting another building called Taylor Advanced Heart and cancer medical center.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:59 PM
 
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The hospital will always be Taylor regional hospital as of now but it will be advanced medicene in the future. its name will be changing
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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West lake regional hospital might be the forth level III trauma center when the new hospital is going to be built. in Columbia,ky
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:43 AM
 
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Dear sir,
We are planning to make grade I trauma center . We need to know the exact area of land and the map , how to make it .... with the air ambulance .
my email addressis .....
[email]surabhe.mishrra@sscorp.org.in[/email]
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:19 AM
 
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I am a general surgeon, joined a hospital in south east KY 8 months ago. Our hospital catchment area is about one hundred and twenty thousand people, mostly from Knott, Perry, Leslie, Breathitt and Harlan counties.

My first hand experience; trauma care facilities in this region is poor because there is NO trauma center within 40 mile radius of hazard in Perry county that has the largest hospital in this region. The key for saving lives of a trauma victim is to start treatment within one hour (the Golden hour) but here just EMS is taking 30 to 40 mins to pick patients up from the scene and then another 20 mins to get to the regional hospital which is NOT even a trauma center so by the time patients is transferred to a nearby trauma center ( Lexington 120 miles, Johnson city 130 miles, Koxville 160 miles) its already 2 hours and the chances of survival are very low.

I am currently witnessing one death at an average from trauma every week. These precious lives could be saved if there is a designated trauma center. Its amazing that we are letting this happen to American citizens in 21st century. This is not acceptable.

You don't need a level 1 or 2 trauma center in this region, even a level 3 would create a big difference but it takes capability, investment and courage to stand up and say YES WE WILL DO IT !

Please leave your email address here if you are willing to help, in any capacity, to start a Trauma system in south east KY. I am in contact with health care facility leadership in this region. Hope we can turn things around in the next 1-2 years. Its not impossible.

Last edited by docsurg; 01-28-2015 at 12:55 AM..
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