Trauma surgeon Mark Healey, left, during a trauma training session. St. Lawrence Health System’s Canton-Potsdam Hospital has received designation as a level three trauma center. New York State has four levels of trauma center designation. Level one is the highest, reserved for large university hospital systems in urban areas. Level three designation means that CPH meets certain criteria to provide life-sustaining care to critically ill or injured patients according to protocols established by New York State and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT). For more, see story.