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Fisher Titus and MetroHealth to Collaborate on Providing Trauma Care to Patients

Fisher-Titus Health and The MetroHealth System are announcing plans to collaborate on trauma services. As part of this partnership, a MetroHealth team that includes physician and operational leadership will begin to co-manage the Level III trauma program at Fisher-Titus starting this fall.

Early in 2019, specialized MetroHealth trauma surgeons will begin working in coordination with Fisher-Titus physicians and staff to provide trauma care for patients. A MetroHealth Medical Director and Trauma Coordinator will manage day-to-day trauma operations for patients. This is the first time MetroHealth will provide its expert trauma services to residents of Huron County.

Fisher-Titus is a Level III Trauma Center, a designation which was earned in 2009. As a Level III Trauma Center, surgical specialists are available 24 hours a day to provide comprehensive care to patients with traumatic injuries and to coordinate transfers to a higher-level trauma facility when warranted. MetroHealth has a Level I Adult Trauma Center and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center at its main campus in Cleveland.

“We are honored to expand our services to Huron County and to provide trauma care at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. This partnership will save lives and keep patients close to their families and loved ones as they recover,” said Bernard Boulanger, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at MetroHealth.

“We are excited to partner with this locally and nationally recognized provider of trauma care,” said Brent Burkey, MD, president, Fisher-Titus Health. “Through this collaboration, more trauma patients will be able to receive care at Fisher-Titus and remain in our community rather than being referred to another city.”