trauma center

noun

: 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 County officials have warned that shuttering the trauma center could spell disaster, as Regional Medical Center serves about 2,450 trauma patients a year, which is roughly a fourth of all traumas in the county. Grace Hase, The Mercury News, 24 May 2024 Other work in the House on Saturday included advancing a bill to increase current funding sources for medical trauma centers by increasing vehicle registration surcharges — from $17 to $40 — and raising fines for impaired driving offenses. Sam Janesch, Baltimore Sun, 6 Apr. 2024 The closest trauma center was in Las Vegas, but weather so bad, the victims were flown to Antelope Valley Medical Center, in the opposite direction. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 17 May 2024 Reese was airlifted to a local trauma center while the elder was taken for treatment by ambulance. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for trauma center 

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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 17 Jun. 2024.

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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