The State implemented a new trauma plan in 2010. This new plan is fairly closely aligned with that recommended by the American College of Surgeons with some modifications to better suit the specific needs and resources of New Hampshire. As a result, some of the hospitals now have a lower trauma level. This is not due to a reduction in the ability of these hospitals to provide trauma care, rather the qualifications to become a level I, II or III have increased. For example, the new trauma plan places considerable emphasis on the development and utilization of a trauma specific Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS) program within each hospital.

Level I Trauma Center

Level II Trauma Center

Level III Trauma Center

Level IV Trauma Center