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Trauma Care

Few people want to think about trauma care, but if the unexpected happens, it's nice to know MetroHealth's Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center are ready to help when you need us most.

The Care You Need for Traumatic Injuries

There are medical emergencies, and then there are traumatic, life-threatening injuries. These are the conditions that can stick with you long after the event is over. These are the wounds that might need lifesaving care in the moment and long-term care as you recover. At MetroHealth, people of all ages are brought via ambulance, helicopter or car to our trauma center due to:

  • Falls
  • Car crashes
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Blunt trauma
  • Stab wounds
  • Head injury and traumatic brain injury
  • Burns
  • Additional complex injuries

These life-threatening injuries often require more care—more surgeons, more equipment, more nurses and more expertise—than a standard emergency room can provide.

Every Second Counts When Treating Traumatic Injuries

Most people who come to our trauma center arrive through the emergency room. Our team assesses the situation, and if trauma care is required, the team works together to get you where you need to go. We're here when you need us.

To find out more about the care we can offer in an emergency, visit our Emergency Department page. Or, to find out how to protect your health so a medical crisis is less likely to strike, make an appointment with a MetroHealth primary care provider.