Trauma Center

When trauma strikes, you need immediate, advanced care from emergency experts. Our trauma team, including specialized doctors, surgeons and nurses, are ready to respond 24/7 with lifesaving care and treatment.

Immediate response to critical injuries

Traumatic injuries can threaten your health, your life and your long-term chances of recovery. It’s essential to have around-the-clock access to trauma experts with the skill and technology to treat critical injuries stemming from accidents or assault.

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 tools for evaluating and treating traumatic injuries
  • Doctors, nurses and other staff with special training in emergency medicine and complex trauma
  • Surgeons available when you arrive
  • Specialists available from a broad range of areas, such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, anesthesiology and critical care
  • EMS coordinators, social workers, case managers and others focused on your arrival, care and well-being
  • A continuum of services, including rehabilitation and wound healing, to support your recovery

Trauma prevention and preparation

As a Trauma Center, we’re 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.

Trauma center levels

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. In brief, services by level signify:

  • 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 (surgically if appropriate) to the trauma patient
  • Levels IV and V - Initial evaluation, stabilization, diagnostic capabilities and transfer to a higher level of care

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