Michigan’s Trauma System Postpones In-State Designation/Verification Site Visits for 2020

By Madonna Walters, MS, RN – President, MTC; Henry Ford Allegiance Health
– April 14, 2020 –

Michigan’s Bureau of EMS, Trauma and Preparedness (BETP) has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on trauma centers in Michigan. The Bureau has issued new guidelines related to verification/designation of Michigan hospitals and has elected to postpone its 2020 in-state site visits and also grant extensions to those hospitals that are currently verified and designated hospitals. Their statement further clarifies that “The verification and designation status of all hospitals will be maintained during this time.” See full details from BETP.