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St. Mary's announces new trauma director

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Essentia Health St. Mary's announced the appointment of Dr. Khaled Zreik, general surgeon, as the new Essentia Health St. Mary's trauma director, while thanking Dr. Richard Martin for his years of service as the previous trauma director.

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Dr. Martin played a pertinent role in developing the trauma program allowing Essentia Health St. Mary's to become the only hospital in northwest Minnesota to achieve Level lll Trauma status.

As the incoming Trauma Director, Dr. Zreik's initial task will be to form a peer review trauma committee. 

This committee will be composed of physicians, providers, nurses, and emergency medical services staff. 

The committee will be responsible for reviewing each trauma case for learning purposes and opportunities for process improvement.

Dr. Zreik will also lead the work of developing and implementing a plan to obtain certification by the American College of Surgeons as a Level III ACS Trauma program, which will allow EHSM to participate in the Trauma Quality Improvement Program.

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