KNOXVILLE (WATE) – UT Medical Center has now been verified as a Level I trauma center.
The American College of Surgeons gave the verification after the center went through rigorous evaluation. UTMC is the only Level I trauma center in the Knoxville area.
“We’re known in our community now. We wanted to be known across the country. This tells everyone that we have those resources that you would expect in a big city or big name, and in fact, that makes us a big name as well,” said Dr. Brian Daley, trauma medical director.
UT Medical Center is the go-to trauma center for 21 counties in East Tennessee. They will be re-verified every three years to keep that certification.