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St. Mary’s Ashton named board chairman of Pa. Trauma Systems Foundation


Meg Ashton has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF).

A registered nurse with over 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.

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.