Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Grayson County has been designated as a Level IV trauma center. The hospital is one of only five trauma centers in Kentucky west of I-65.
A level IV trauma center has 24-hour physician coverage for the emergency department, extensively trained nursing and support staff, enhanced medical equipment, and a comprehensive emergency care program. Twin Lakes is in between Rough River Lake and Nolin lake. Kathleen Peck is the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center trauma coordinator. Peck said they see more trauma victims in the summer months.
“Our volumes do increase y’know with the summer months and with the lake traffic, we see people from Louisville and all over the state and from out of town that come down for the summer,” she said.
Peck said there’s no trauma center south of the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center that is still in Kentucky. According to data provided by the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, Grayson County ranks among the Kentucky counties with the highest level of traumatic injury hospitalizations per 10,000 residents.