The nine southwestern counties that make up Region 5 are: Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Branch. These counties are a mix of mostly smaller and rural farming communities and three urban areas: Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and St. Joseph. The region has 16 hospitals, 9 Medical Control Authorities, 93 EMS agencies and 7 Health Departments.
The back of the Region 5 application and work plan contains information about regional injury prevention and regional performance improvement. Trauma facilities interested in applying for designation can access this information and use it to develop their plans to participate in regional performance improvement and injury prevention SMART objectives. Click on the link below to access the application and work plan.