Upstate is the only ACS certified Level I Trauma Center in the region, serving 1.7 million people and 28 referral hospitals.

Upstate Trauma Center

A Level I Trauma Center serving as a comprehensive regional resource

Upstate is the only ACS certified Level I Trauma Center in the region, serving 1.7 million people and 28 referral hospitals. Our dedicated Upstate Trauma Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to treat pediatric and adult trauma patients.

Trauma Centers make a difference

  • The risk of death is 25% lower at Level I Trauma Centers when compared to non-trauma centers and 15% lower when compared to Level II Trauma Centers. (references)
  • We provide total care for every aspect of injury—from prevention through rehabilitation.

Our Level I Trauma Center Provides

  • 24-hour in-house coverage by general surgeons, and prompt availability of care in specialties such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial, pediatric and critical care. 

  • Referral resource for communities in nearby regions.

  • Leadership in prevention and public education to surrounding communities.

  • Continuing education of the trauma team - physician's, nurses and EMS providers.

  • A comprehensive Quality Improvement program.

  • Directs new innovations in trauma care through formal teaching and research.

  • A program for substance abuse screening and patient intervention.

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