Ad Spot

Watkins Memorial earns Level IV trauma designation

By By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
Feb. 25, 2001
QUITMAN H.C. Watkins Memorial Hospital has been designated as a Level IV trauma center.
The Clarke County hospital is now part of a statewide trauma team involving several hospitals. It recently received its certification from the Mississippi State Department of Health, Trauma System, following a detailed review late last year.
The system was developed by the health department to identify hospitals that meet certain needs. Hospital officials said it took several months to put everything in place.
The cases of emergency trauma in the state range from Level I, which is the most immediate life threatening, to Level IV. That means the hospital has ability to treat and/or stabilize a patient and to admit him to the next level of care.
Moore said the designation will make it easier to transfer patients who are in need of a higher level of care than Watkins can provide. She added that this designation connects Watkins with South Central Regional Medical Center and University Hospital in Jackson, which have higher trauma center designations.
Steve Swogetinsky is regional editor of The Meridian Star. E-mail him at sswogetinsky@themeridianstar.com.

Franklin County

Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association names Cattleman of Year at annual meeting

Franklin County

Farmers market offers vouchers for those 60-plus

Franklin County

Vaccine distribution begins in Franklin County 

Franklin County

County adopts collaborative action plan for hazard mitigation

Franklin County

Commissioners explain split vote regarding county engineer’s contract renewal

Franklin County

Ashlyn & Austin James – Aug. 1, 2020

Features

Local florists offer tips for wedding beauty in blooms

Franklin County

Virtual limitations brings new innovation in 4-H 

Franklin County

Officials urge safety during winter weather

Franklin County

Vaccine distribution widens

Franklin County

Franklin County sees fewer students choose virtual

Franklin County

First Metro Bank hosts fundraiser for FAME Ranch 

Franklin County

Franklin County Tournament Champions

Franklin County

ADPH expands vaccine distribution

News

Russellville Fire Department presents annual awards

Franklin County

Tiffin Motorhomes sells to THOR Industries

News

306 Barbecue plans for Russellville location

News

RCS returns to school with increased in-person numbers

Franklin County

DHR seeks foster parents

Franklin County

ADPH pleas for halt to COVID vaccine phone calls

Franklin County

Frog Pond resident Steve Trash opens Alabama Academy of Magic 

News

New restaurant opens in former Taylor’s location

News

City adds to property on Highway 24

Franklin County

Commission looks to hire assistant engineer

x