When minutes and seconds matter most, UPMC Altoona's Emergency Department and Trauma Care provide the highest level of care. We're here to treat your urgent medical needs — big or small.
Our goal is to provide complete care:
UPMC Altoona is a fully accredited Level II Trauma Center that serves nearly one million people in central Pennsylvania.
Our full-time trauma team is ready 24/7 to assure lifesaving care is on hand within minutes of an injured patient's arrival.
The care team includes:
We also have trauma staff in radiology, anesthesiology, physiatry, and more.
We support every aspect of a patient's needs from the pre-hospital phase through:
Along with providing expert care, UPMC Altoona Trauma Care is also an educational leader.
We offer advanced internal and external courses in trauma care and prevention to:
And our commitment to trauma education extends to all referral hospitals within the region and beyond the acute care setting.
The difference between a trauma center and emergency room can be life and death, so it’s important to understand what these facilities offer.Learn more from UPMC HealthBeat.