trauma center


Definition of trauma center

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

Examples of trauma center in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jonathan Fourcade, the public information officer with EMS, said the man was stable upon arrival at the trauma center. Staff Report,, "Shooting in New Orleans' Central Business District under investigation, NOPD says," 6 Sep. 2020 Brookdale, a level one trauma center, has been a lifeline for shooting victims from East New York and Brownsville -- neighborhoods that have been the most ripped apart by gun violence in the city. Mark Morales, CNN, "A hospital slammed by Covid-19 in spring sees a new wave of patients in summer -- gunshot victims," 5 Sep. 2020 The workers were taken to a hospital trauma center, said Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Two construction workers critically injured at construction site at Australian Embassy in Washington," 4 Sep. 2020 Patients were seen at a Level 1 trauma center in Austin. Fox News, "Doctors say 'less lethal' weapons used for crowd control can cause serious injuries: report," 16 Aug. 2020 The facility is a Level One trauma center, the highest of the five levels of care evaluated by the American College of Surgeons. Breanna Draxler, National Geographic, "A fall shattered his body. These medical marvels pieced him back together.," 21 Aug. 2020 Three people died and two people were transported to a trauma center in critical condition after a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 17 near Dunlap Avenue on Thursday afternoon, according to officials. Audrey Jensen, The Arizona Republic, "FD: 3 people die, 2 injured in multiple-vehicle crash on I-17 in Phoenix," 14 Aug. 2020 That shooting left a woman dead and man with serious injuries at the UMC trauma center. Katelyn Umholtz,, "Second double shooting of the day under investigation, NOPD says," 11 Aug. 2020 The girl was eventually rescued, but her 25-year-old father suffered injuries and was airlifted to a Houston trauma center. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "29-Year-Old Man Dies Trying to Save 3 Children From California River: 'Our Hero'," 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of trauma center

1973, in the meaning defined above

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18 Sep 2020

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“Trauma center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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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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