A trauma center is a highly organized hospital program for the immediate treatment of serious injuries, including bone fractures, internal bleeding, and brain injuries. Trauma is most frequently caused by car crashes, falls, and violence.
The Level-1 Trauma Program at the University of Arizona's Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery recognizes that time is a seriously injured person's greatest opponent. Our team remains poised for immediate response 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The team is led by a trauma surgeon who is available immediately 24 hours a day with access to subspecialist surgeons as well as emergency medicine physicians, trauma nurses, and therapists. This expert team is activated about eight times a day, always prepared to provide vital life-saving medical services to our community.
Our Level 1 Trauma center at the Banner University Medical Center - Tucson is among the nation’s leaders in shorter hospital stays, lower treatment costs, and lower mortality rates, due in large part to the caliber of our surgeons.
In addition to these exceptional physicians, the trauma center at Banner University Medical Center - Tucson includes:
- Special trauma resuscitation units.
- Fully-staffed operating rooms available for immediate use.
- A Surgical Intensive Care Unit staffed 24 hours a day.
- Priority status for lab work and x-rays.
- Next-generation CT scanners.
- Professional education for EMTs, paramedics, nurses and physicians.
- More than a dozen on-call specialists, including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, pediatric intensivists, and more.