Marquette General Level II Trauma Center


Level II Trauma Center at MGHS


Judy - Multi-Trauma Accident Victim Video


Marquette General receives trauma patients from throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. When trauma patients arrive, a team of physicians, nurses, and appropriate support staff are already assembled and prepared for rapid assessment and treatment.

Marquette General Hospital has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the hospital's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. The verification must be renewed every three years.


Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma in its current Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual.


Our vision includes the development of a U.P. wide trauma network in collaboration with hospitals and emergency services agencies throughout the region.


What is a Trauma Center?

A trauma center is a hospital distinguished by its organized systematic approach of caring for the injured patient. A hospital must demonstrate adequate facilities, specialized personnel, ongoing training for personnel, continuous self-monitoring and a desire to prevent trauma in order to become a trauma center. The American College of Surgeons outlines the essential components of a trauma center and is the verifying body for these hospitals.



Education -

- TNCC: May 19th,20th; Aug 11,12th; Nov17th,18th

- ATLS: Nov 4th-Nov 6th

- ATLS refresher Nov 6th

- Neuro Critical Care Class Nov 10, 11th

- Trauma Conference Friday Sept 24th

- Management of the Difficult Airway Dec 15, 16th

- Rural Trauma Team Development Course - Contact Jodi McCollum to set up dates for this course




Statistics - 2009

Total number trauma patients admitted to MGH: 677

Moderately Injured Patients: 267 ( 39%)

Severely Injured Patients: 80 (12%)


Most Common Mechanism of Injury causing Admission to MGH Trauma Center in 2009:

- Ground level falls

- Falls from a height

- Motor Vehicle Collisions

- Snowmobile Collisions

- ATV's


BE SAFE, See the tip section of this page for more education and links to injury prevention sites.


Trauma Department Staff:

Marquette General's entire staff of physicians and health care professionals are involved in the direct care of trauma patients.


The Trauma Department, whose staff is listed here, has the responsibility for assuring compliance with the American College of Surgeons criteria as the criteria continue to change. In addition the Trauma Department is involved in daily clinical rounds; interdepartmental coordination of the care of trauma patients from the ambulance to discharge from the hospital and compiling and reporting statistics on the frequency and types's of trauma injuries.


Greg Bambach MD
Trauma Surgeon



John Kosinski MD FACS
Trauma Program Director, Trauma Surgeon


Patrick Bulinski MD FACS
Trauma Surgeon

Larry Lewis MD FACS
Trauma Surgeon


Ryan Edwards MD FACS
Trauma Surgeon

Joseph Jameson MD FACS
Trauma Surgeon


Sue Pragacz RN, MSN, ACNP
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Jodi McCollum PA-C
Trauma Coordinator


Julie Olson
Trauma Department Office Assistant
Stephanie Isip
Trauma Registrar
Gary Gustafson RN, Paramedic
Injury Prevention Coordinator


To contact the Trauma Department call (906) 225-4615 or email


* State trauma guidebook for implementation of the trauma system


* Michigan Brn Plan 2010


* View the Michigan State Trauma plan and administrative rules