Alabama is currently in the process of developing a statewide health and trauma system which will help save lives and reduce the burden of trauma. The system will improve the chance of survival, regardless of proximity to an urban trauma center. The system is voluntary and all hospitals are invited to participate. Participating hospitals will be designated as levels one, two, or three, depending on their resources and services availability. Hospitals will be inspected to verify that they can provide the level of care for which they have applied.
Alabama will be the only state in the U.S. with the capability to constantly monitor the status of every trauma hospital and route the trauma patient to the right hospital every time. This system will be the model for the rest of the nation.
Last Updated: February 28, 2013