For Trauma Centers
WELCOME TO THE TRAUMA SURVIVORS NETWORK (TSN)
Thank you for your commitment to the well-being of your patients and their families. The American Trauma Society (ATS) would like to partner with your trauma center to assist you in providing the services patients and their families need to navigate their stay in the hospital and help them connect and rebuild their lives.
Here’s how we can work together to improve the outcomes and satisfaction of trauma patients in your hospital:
- Once you join the TSN, you will be able to customize the TSN Website for your hospital and patients.
- You can also customize a Patient and Family Handbook to include information on your trauma center.
- You can supplement the services you already provide with TSN programs designed to enhance peer support and self-management.
ATS is committed to making the implementation of the TSN programs in your hospital as easy as possible, and offers many resources to facilitate the process, including an Implementation Guide Book, numerous training opportunities, and ongoing support and help.
We encourage you to contact our national administrator to learn how your trauma center can become a member of the TSN and learn more about the benefits of becoming a member today. When you join the TSN as a hospital member, you will have taken the first step to help your patients and their families Survive, Connect and Rebuild their lives.
BENEFITS OF JOINING
By becoming part of the TSN, your trauma center will experience the following benefits:
- Better CARE and outcomes for your patients and families
- Increased ADVOCACY for trauma systems and injury prevention
- Increased opportunities for PHILANTHROPY
- Improved SATISFACTION of your patients and families
Join the TSN and become one of the growing number of CAPStone hospitals around the country that are setting the standard for trauma care in the future!
If your hospital is not ready to join the TSN at this time, you can still encourage your patients and families to become members of the TSN. Membership for patients and families is free. They will be able to connect online with other survivors and families. The attached flier has been developed for distribution to patients and families, and describes how to become part of the TSN.
FEATURED TRAUMA CENTER: INOVA FAIRFAX HOSPITAL
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital, part of Inova Health System, has been providing superior care since 1961 to Northern Virginia and the surrounding region. Inova Regional Trauma Center was designated in 1983 by the Commonwealth of Virginia as the only Level I trauma center in Northern Virginia. As a Level I trauma center, the Inova Regional Trauma Center has around-the-clock capability to provide immediate, state-of-the-art, all-inclusive care by a team of trauma experts to the most severely injured patients. The Center is committed to trauma research, education, prevention and outreach activities. It is the only Level I trauma center in Northern Virginia verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, which indicates the achievement of meeting the highest standards of care. The Inova Regional Trauma Center is a comprehensive trauma center, offering highly specialized care from pre-hospital through rehabilitation to approximately 3,000 pediatric and adult patients annually.
Inova Fairfax Hospital was an inaugural member of the TSN and now offers the full array of TSN services to their patients and families.
INTRODUCTORY VIDEO TO THE TSN
Watch a video about the TSN and the importance of patient and family centered care.