The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services conducted a review of CHI Creighton in Omaha last October and denied their application to be designated as a level one Adult Comprehensive Trauma Center.
The DHHS report states CHI Creighton failed to meet standards in clinical capabilities in general services, clinical qualifications in neurosurgery, clinical capabilities in orthopedic surgery and RN-TNCC verified or equivalent in the emergency department.
DHHS states CHI Creighton can appeal the decision.
Dean of Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Dunlay released this statement:
“We strongly disagree with the action taken by DHHS, and with the findings of the Nebraska Trauma Designation Team. We are deeply disappointed with the process by which our application was denied, and that the fact that DHHS disregarded the recommendations of the Site Survey Team.
Despite the DHHS action, the state of Nebraska has confirmed that we can continue to operate as a trauma center. We will continue to provide patients with the same high level of trauma care that we have offered since the inception of the program in the 1970’s.
The four deficiencies noted in the October survey were minor and corrected within 90 days. We will immediately begin to take the steps necessary to re-establish our Level I trauma designation, and we are confident of our success.”