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Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point names trauma center director

BAYONET POINT Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has appointed Dr. Scott Norwood as the director for its new Level 2 trauma center. Norwood comes to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point from East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas, a Level 1 trauma center.

He is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. He has been involved in trauma care for more than 25 years and had the opportunity to develop and start Level 1 and Level 2 trauma centers during his career.

"Dr. Norwood is widely respected in the trauma community and is known for his research publications and his position as an editorial consultant for the Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care," the hospital said in a prepared statement. He is also a course director with state faculty status in advanced trauma life support.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is one of five HCA hospitals affiliated with the USF-HCA Trauma Network. As part of that affiliation, Norwood also holds a position as clinical professor of surgery with the University of South Florida College of Medicine. The state approved the hospitals' bids for trauma center status, but rival trauma centers in the area filed challenges with the state Division of Administrative Hearings, saying the number of trauma cases doesn't merit the new centers. Those cases are pending.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point names trauma center director 06/08/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:43pm]
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