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 man had to be pulled from his vehicle and was taken to a trauma center, Phoenix fire Capt. Brieanna J Frank, azcentral, "Phoenix FD: 78-year-old man critically injured in crash," 27 May 2018 The Northwest Medical Center is the other Level III trauma center in northwest Harris County. Mayra Cruz, Houston Chronicle, "Northwest Houston Medical Center pursues Level II trauma center certification," 28 Apr. 2018 Last year, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center became the first level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Pacific Northwest to be verified by the college of surgeons. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh,, "OHSU earns top distinction for children's trauma care, surgery," 22 Feb. 2018 Lucky for Northup, his wife is an ER nurse and was able to stifle the bleeding and drive him to Metro Health, a Level 1 trauma center, in nearby Cleveland. Ashley Welch, CBS News, "Fireworks display gone wrong nearly cost firefighter his vision," 29 June 2018 Larry Subervi said two men and two women were taken to nearby trauma centers. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Phoenix FD: 4 seriously hurt in Phoenix crash," 10 June 2018 Authorities then took Ferguson to a local trauma center where he was treated for a broken arm. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Florida man stabs girlfriend before driving wrong way down highway, causing multi-car crash: police," 7 July 2018 According to MyCentralJersey, he was rushed to a nearby trauma center. Josh Magness, kansascity, "Men duel with sword and 4-foot contractor's level in argument over parking spot, police say," 19 June 2018 Comer Children’s Hospital, part of UChicago Medicine, is already a Level I pediatric trauma center. Lisa Schencker,, "U. of C. trauma center gains final state approval, will open May 1," 9 Apr. 2018

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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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