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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Trauma Programs

Verification, Review, and Consultation Program

For excellence in trauma centers

Verification, Review, and Consultation Program

The Challenge of Trauma, the Solution of VRC

The VRC Program is designed to help hospitals evaluate and improve trauma care as well as provide objective, external review of institutional capability and performance. This is accomplished by an on-site review of your hospital by a peer review team. They assess your hospital’s commitment, readiness, resources, policies, patient care, performance improvement, and other program features.

Request a Site Visit

The ACS will provide a hospital consultation, verification, or reverification visit at the request of your hospital or state authority.

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The VRC Process

Get an overview of the steps from initiating the VRC process to finalizing your institution's verification.

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Become a VRC Site Reviewer

Are you a healthcare professional with expertise in trauma care? Consider becoming a VRC reviewer.

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Questions?

If you have questions about Trauma VRC or the standards published in Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient, view our FAQ or contact us today.