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'Behind the Blue': Trauma care with UK HealthCare's Amie Peel and Baillie McCane

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2022) — The Trauma Program Office is part of the UK HealthCare Trauma/Surgical Services service line. The team provides the day-to-day administrative operations for maintaining the UK HealthCare Chandler Hospital Adult Level I Trauma Center and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Level I Trauma Center.

The program office operates in accordance with the specifications of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) national standards and criteria of the Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient.

Its mission, vision and goals are focused on using UK HealthCare resources to promote excellence in trauma patient care for our adult and pediatric Level I Trauma Centers.

Amie Peel and Baillie McCane both work in the UK Trauma Program Office, Peel as a trauma education coordinator and McCane as a trauma outreach coordinator. On this episode of "Behind the Blue," they both talk about trauma preparedness, trauma care and injury prevention programs offered by their office, and some key tips on what people can do to be prepared for trauma care situations.

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