trauma center

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web First responders took him to a trauma center in Delray Beach with serious injuries. Skyler Shepard, Sun Sentinel, 27 Dec. 2022 The woman was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital and transferred to the trauma center at Rhode Island Hospital for a higher level of care, officials said. Bailey Allen, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Oct. 2022 Grubbs called for medical assistance, and Blasingame was taken to the trauma center at Grady Memorial Hospital. Asia Simone Burns, ajc, 31 Aug. 2022 The trauma center at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center closed to new patients for more than two hours Monday, a department spokesperson said. Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2022 The woman was transported to a local trauma center after being loaded into an ambulance. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 29 Dec. 2022 The bureau said on Twitter that both patients were airlifted to a local trauma center after they were hoisted from the vehicle. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 13 Dec. 2022 Three adults were also on the plane and were assessed and treated at the scene before being taken to a local trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries. Drew Dawson, USA TODAY, 15 Nov. 2022 The medical center in Corryville, the region’s only adult Level 1 trauma center, continued to take trauma, burn, and stroke patients, a UC Health spokeswoman said. The Enquirer, 3 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trauma center was in 1973

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“Trauma center.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trauma%20center. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

trauma center

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