ThedaCare Trauma Registrar Earns Certification

Brechlin is 1 of 6 in State to Receive National Recognition     

Tina Brechlin of ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah recently earned her certified specialist status in trauma registry from the American Trauma Society.

Brechlin, the hospital’s trauma registrar, is 1 of only 6 in Wisconsin to receive the national certification. She earned the certification by passing a rigorous test involving data management, conditions of injury, coding and understanding of the registry.

Trauma registrars monitor and evaluate the trauma care that patients receive, using the data to prevent injury, administer quality care, educate and conduct research.

Brechlin joined ThedaCare in August 1999 after serving in the U.S. Air Force. After working as a clinical technician for surgeons and neurosurgeons, she became the trauma registrar in 2009 for ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah.

For more than 100 years, ThedaCare™ has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,800 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 34 clinics in nine counties. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving our specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a non-profit healthcare organization with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs as well as a foundation dedicated to community service.  The ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center in Appleton opened in February 2016. For more information, visit www.thedacare.org or follow ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.