NEA Trauma Council working on AR trauma system

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- The Northeast Arkansas Trauma Regional Advisory Council met Wednesday to begin work on building a trauma system in Arkansas.

The meeting was scheduled for May 2 from 1 PM to 3 PM at St. Bernards Medical Center in Stroud Hall in the Annex Building.

There are 77 hospitals in Arkansas. 54 hospitals are designated as trauma centers. The council expects to know if St. Bernards will receive a Level 3 designation in a few months.

Lebonheur and The Med in Memphis are designated as Level 1.

For more information on the trauma system in Arkansas or the Trauma Council, visit

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