WSIL News 3: Southern Illinois' first trauma center to go live

CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Memorial Hospital of Carbondale will become the first hospital in southern Illinois to be designated as a trauma center. In a release, SIH announced the hospital's Level II trauma center designation will go live at 7 a.m. Monday, November 4, a result that stems from five years of hard work and meticulous planning behind the scenes.
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Daily Egyptian: SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale shows off skills during live trauma drill

SIH Memorial Hospital plans to end the “trauma desert” in the southern Illinois region when their Level II Trauma Center designation goes live. After nearly five years of behind the scenes work, a watershed moment will occur on 7 a.m. on Nov. 4, according to the SIH press release. SIH President and CEO Rex Budde said the endeavor was a collaboration with plans first beginning in 2015.
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