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Trauma center

Trauma centers provide highly-trained physicians, specialists, critical care nurses and support staff who are available around the clock to care for your most serious healthcare needs. Trauma centers often provide burn care for individuals suffering from minor to severe burns.

Trauma care in greater Nashville, Tennessee

Time is critical during a medical crisis, so our trauma centers are ready 24/7.

TriStar Health's trauma centers are staffed by trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and specially trained trauma nurses. This ensures you get the comprehensive care you need.

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Conditions treated in a trauma center

Trauma centers are specialized units within an ER that are equipped to treat major traumatic injuries, including:

  • Brain damage
  • Blunt trauma
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries
  • Piercing wounds
  • Spine fractures

Types of trauma centers

Our trauma centers range from provisional Level I to Level V, as designated by the American College of Surgeons and the Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities.

Trauma center classifications

All of our trauma centers use specialized equipment to treat traumatic injuries that can cause disability or death, such as spine fractures, brain damage and piercing wounds.

Provisional Level I trauma center

TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville has a state–designated provisional Level I Trauma Center, meaning hospital staff can treat your most severe medical emergencies. To receive a provisional Level I classification, a trauma center must have:

  • 24/7 coverage by trauma surgeons and accessibility to specialties such as orthopedic surgery, burn surgery, anesthesiology, plastic surgery and more
  • outreach efforts for preventive care and public education to surrounding communities
  • continuing education for trauma team members
  • leading innovations in trauma care through organized teaching and research

Level III trauma centers

TriStar Horizon Medical Center, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center and TriStar Summit Medical Center have Level III Trauma Centers. Level III offers you the following specialized care:

  • Provide prompt emergency services, including stabilization, resuscitation, surgery and intensive care.
  • Have 24-hour emergency coverage from physicians, general surgeons and anesthesiologists
  • Provide back-up care for local hospitals

Dedicated trauma emergency rooms (ERs)

In addition to our trauma centers listed above, several TriStar Health hospitals have specialized trauma ERs that allow doctors and nurses to stabilize patients with traumatic injuries and continue administer care. We will also determine whether we should move a patient to a trauma center for treatment.

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