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Good Samaritan Medical Center

Trauma Center

If the unexpected happens, you need the best care as quickly as possible. Our trauma team, including specialized doctors, surgeons and nurses, are ready to respond 24/7 with life-saving care and treatment.

Immediate response to critical injuries

Traumatic injuries threaten your health and long-term independence to do things. It is essential to have around-the-clock access to trauma services with the resources to treat critical injuries.

Our Trauma Center is here to meet your needs when the unexpected happens. In a coordinated effort between law enforcement, emergency response, medical transport and ER trauma professionals, we mobilize experienced teams to manage your emergency.

Why Trauma Centers are important

Trauma Centers give you access to:

  • Advanced care in evaluating and treating traumatic injuries
  • Trauma doctors, surgeons, nurses and other healthcare professionals with experience in emergency medicine and complex trauma
  • Various specialists, such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, facial trauma specialists and critical care staff
  • Social workers, case managers and hospital support staff who are focused on your care and well-being
  • A continuum of services, including rehabilitation and wound healing even after you leave the hospital

Trauma Prevention and Preparation

As a Trauma Center, we are actively committed to preventing trauma and preparing our community to respond seamlessly when critical injuries occur. This effort includes outreach strategies for injury prevention, continuing education for trauma team members and continuous improvement to our trauma services. Learn about the most common unintentional injuries that occur and the injury prevention programs we offer to combat them.

What is a Trauma Center?

A facility earns the title of “designated trauma center” when it meets requirements established by state or local government authorities. The American College of Surgeons verifies the designation of Trauma Centers as Level, I, II, III, IV or V. Levels depend on the types of resources available and the number of trauma cases handled each year.

The American Trauma Society provides a guide to the levels of Trauma Centers. Different trauma levels are briefly described here:

  • Level l – The highest level of definitive and comprehensive care for patients with complex injuries
  • Level ll - Definitive care for complex and severe trauma patients
  • Level lll - Initial evaluation and stabilization for trauma patients
  • Levels IV and V - Initial evaluation, stabilization, diagnostic capabilities and transfer to a higher level of care

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