Teton Valley Hospital Re-certified as Level IV Trauma Center by Idaho TSE Council

Teton Valley Hospital, a proud member of Teton Valley Health (TVH), is excited to announce its successful recertification as a Level IV Trauma Center for the next three years. This achievement comes after an extensive survey and inspection was conducted by the Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency (TSE) Council.

Teton Valley Hospital’s recertification as a Level IV Trauma Center underscores its commitment to excellence in trauma care. The hospital remains steadfast in its dedication to providing exceptional services, saving lives, and improving the health and well-being of the community.

Trauma Medical Director, Dr. Steve Houmes, has played a pivotal role in enhancing the hospital’s trauma program. His expertise, training, and unwavering dedication have been a great benefit to the hospital and the community as a whole.

“I am proud to be part of a hospital that places such great emphasis on trauma care,” says Dr. Houmes. “Our team’s dedication and the hospital’s support have been instrumental in achieving this recertification. We remain committed to delivering outstanding trauma services and making a positive impact on the lives of our patients.”

Erin McFarlane, RN, Trauma Program Manager, has been instrumental in ensuring the smooth operation of the trauma program. Her vast knowledge, meticulous leadership, and commitment make her a critical component of the hospital’s trauma care team. Under her guidance, the hospital has consistently delivered superior trauma care.

“Being re-certified as a Level IV Trauma Center for the next three years is a remarkable accomplishment,” says McFarlane. “Our team’s hard work and passion for trauma care have been vital in achieving this milestone. We will continue to strive for excellence, ensuring that our community receives the highest level of trauma care possible.”

The hospital’s administration has also been key to the development of TVH’s trauma program. By establishing a robust hospital structure, fostering a trauma-oriented culture, and providing essential resources, they have created an environment where the trauma program can flourish.

“During the inspection, surveyors commended the organization and efficiency of our hospital’s trauma room, where supplies are readily accessible, ensuring timely and effective patient care,” says Dr. Nathan Levanger, Interim Chief Executive Officer at TVH. “This praise is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional trauma care to our community. If there is one thing our community can count on it’s that we will continue to prioritize the well-being of our patients and ensure that they receive the highest quality of care when it matters most.”