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To continue helping trauma patients in Minnesota, trauma being the third leading cause of death in Minnesota, the Douglas County Hospital was re-designated as a level 3 trauma hospital. (Contributed photo)

Douglas County Hospital re-designated as level 3 trauma hospital by state

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Douglas County Hospital (DCH) was recently re-designated as a level 3 trauma hospital by The Minnesota Department of Health.

"The goal of the trauma system is to decrease injured patients' time-to-care by making sure their medical needs are appropriately matched with hospital resources," said Dr. Edward Ehlinger, Minnesota Commissioner of Health.

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