St. Mary’s Meg Ashton named chairman of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation board of directors

Ashton will serve for the 2020 term

Meg Ashton, RN, BSN, MHA, CEN, TCRN, has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation.

A registered nurse with more than 35 years of nursing experience, Ashton is the first nurse to be appointed chairman of the PTSF. Ashton currently serves as the trauma program manager for the St. Mary Trauma Center, a level II accredited trauma center equipped to handle all types of immediate care needs.

The PTSF is a nonprofit organization responsible for accrediting trauma centers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Accredited trauma centers must continuously be prepared to treat the most serious life-threatening and disabling injuries. The PTSF aims to produce optimal outcomes for every injured patient through continuous performance improvement and education, and by standardizing and shaping the future of trauma care.

“I am honored to be named chairman of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation and to represent St. Mary in this role,” said Ashton. “As a St. Mary colleague, I am dedicated to providing optimal care to our community and am excited to help lead efforts to improve outcomes for injured patients throughout all of Pennsylvania.”

Ashton has been a PTSF board member since 2015. She also serves on the PTSF Standards Committee and the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania, Section of Accredited Trauma Centers Trauma Value Workgroup.

A 20-member board of directors governs the activities of the PTSF. The board is comprised of professionals with experience and expertise in the emergency health care industry. Members are nominated by a variety of organizations including the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.

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