trauma center


Definition of trauma center

: a hospital unit specializing in the treatment of patients with acute and especially life-threatening traumatic injuries

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The boy was hit, and then airlifted to a nearby trauma center, Florida Today reported. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Boy, 13, shot in Titusville as man tries to unload gun: report," 22 Aug. 2019 All five drivers got out of their cars under their own power but Rosenqvist was sent to a nearby trauma center for further evaluation. Chris Deharde, Indianapolis Star, "Lightning strikes again for Will Power at Pocono," 18 Aug. 2019 Officers went to a nearby trauma center and found both wounded victims. Pauline Repard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Two wounded in Linda Vista shooting," 14 June 2019 The initiative was led in part by Dr. Tracy Bilski, the trauma center’s medical director, who as a former trauma surgeon in the United States Navy, treated military personnel during deployments in Egypt, Afghanistan and Iraq. Naseem S. Miller,, "Orlando Health acquires cardiology practice," 22 Aug. 2019 Medics took the pedestrian to a trauma center for treatment of a compound fracture to his right leg, San Diego police said. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Police SUV struck by car, crashes into Barrio Logan building; officer, 2 others hurt," 26 June 2019 Alaska has 24 acute care hospitals, 17 of them trauma centers, and all required to report trauma data to the state. Anchorage Daily News, "When healing means more than stitching up wounds," 11 June 2019 Miami Valley Hospital, which is the largest and only trauma center in southwestern Ohio, treated 23 victims from the shooting in the Oregon District, all of whom survived. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Trump arrives in El Paso after staying largely out of public view in Dayton," 7 Aug. 2019 Chris had been taken to University Medical Center of El Paso — the only hospital in the area with a level one trauma center — about 2 miles away from the Walmart. Dallas News, "Man's family says he was shot after trying to fight back against El Paso shooter with soda bottles," 7 Aug. 2019

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trauma center

: a part of a hospital that is specially prepared to perform emergency surgery on people with severe injuries

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Medical Definition of trauma center

: a hospital unit specializing in the treatment of patients with acute and especially life-threatening traumatic injuries

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