Memorial University Medical Center is the home of the region's only Level 1 trauma center. That means we provide the highest level of emergency care as established by the American College of Surgeons. It also means our board-certified trauma surgeons and our designated trauma operating room are available around the clock.
Trauma surgery may be necessary after the body experiences a catastrophic impact, such as a major car crash, a gunshot wound, a stabbing, a severe fall, a crush injury, or being struck by a car. The goal of trauma surgery is to stop any further damage to the body and attempt to repair the damage that has already occurred. Our trauma surgery team also includes orthopaedic surgeons, vascular surgeons, and neurosurgeons.