Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital Achieves Classification as Level III Trauma Care Facility

Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital recently achieved classification as a Level III Trauma Care Facility by the State of Wisconsin. Staff from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reviewed the hospital in an onsite visit.


The primary role of a Level III Trauma Care Facility is to provide advanced trauma life support, prompt assessment, management, surgery, and stabilization for trauma patients.


“Providing high-quality trauma care is a true team effort and demonstrates the ability of our facility and local EMS partners to provide this level of care to people in our area when they need it most,” said Trina Daniels, MD, Trauma Medical Director for Aspirus Stevens Point Emergency Department and Urgent Care.


In its summary report, which confirms the classification is effective for three years, the state reviewers credited the staff and leadership at Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital for their engagement in the trauma program. The Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital team was commended for using patient cases to drive process improvement and for their ongoing commitment to providing quality care to trauma patients in the area.


“Our Emergency Department clinicians and associates regularly complete additional training and certifications in emergency medicine and trauma care to support the care and treatment of trauma patients,” said Sara Bauman, Interim Director for Aspirus Stevens Point Emergency Department and Urgent Care. “This level of training and commitment is something we take great pride in, and we congratulate our entire team for this accomplishment.”


Wisconsin’s integrated system of trauma identifies hospitals as trauma care facilities by using four levels. This system recognizes that all hospitals in Wisconsin play an important role in providing optimal treatment to injured patients. It is imperative that patients are delivered in a timely manner to the closest appropriate hospital, matching resources to the needs of the severely injured patient.


Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient hospital services and 24-hour emergency care. Primarily serving residents of Portage, Wood, and Waupaca Counties, Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital also offers convenient access to experienced primary care and specialty care services. For more information, please visit