Munson Medical Center Reverified as Level II Trauma Center


Some members of the Munson Medical Center Trauma Services team include front row, left to right: AnnMarie
Egan, NP; Shamarie Regenold, NP; David Kam, MD; Shruti Sevak, MD; Ashley Sachtleben, DO; Haley
Owen,NP; and Jay Dujon, MD. Back row, left to right: Alex Hogarth, PA-C; Kevin Coles, PA-C; Roche
Featherstone, MD; Kerry Kole, DO; Adrian Seah, MD; Joel Strehl, DO; Kevin Brokaw, PA-C; and Larry
Alexander, PA-C.


Falls and motor vehicle crashes sent 2,000 people to Munson Medical Center in 2020 with injuries that required the intervention and expertise of physicians and staff associated with the hospital’s trauma program.

Records show 550 of those patients were transfers from other hospitals – meaning the patient required a higher level of care.

Munson Medical Center Trauma Program Medical Director Kerry Kole, D.O., FACOS, FASMBS, CAQ-CCM, said the hospital recently was reverified as a Level II Trauma Center after it hosted a survey of the hospital’s trauma program by the Committee on Trauma from the American College of Surgeons.

“The site visit was a two-day rigorous review of patient charts, policies, guidelines, education, outreach, injury prevention, and quality metrics,” he said. “The review was successful, with no deficiencies cited.”  

Level II reverification means the hospital meets or exceeds the 280 criteria established by the American College of Surgeons to ensure appropriate and timely care for all injured patients, as well as the proper education and training of the trauma team, and resource availability within the trauma system.

Munson Medical Center has a team of trauma surgeons, advanced practice providers, neurosurgeons, orthopedic traumatologists, emergency medicine physicians, anesthesiologists, radiologists, critical care physicians, plastic surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, nursing assistants, paramedics, radiology staff, respiratory therapists, blood bank staff, inpatient rehabilitation therapists, case management workers, and many others whose efforts result in quality care to trauma patients.

Other staff provide data collection and quality improvement initiatives within the trauma program.

“From the time the trauma patient enters the Emergency Department until discharge, they will have an interaction with virtually every entity in the hospital. We are humbled and grateful for everyone’s dedication and support to our patients and this community,” Dr. Kole said.

Munson Medical Center was first verified as a Level II Trauma Center in 2006. More  information on the trauma program can be found at