Also part of the UPMC family:
Also part of the UPMC family:

What is a Trauma Center?

UPMC Content 2

Trauma centers are hospitals with resources immediately available to provide surgical services and care to patients with traumatic injuries. Accredited trauma centers must always be prepared to treat the most disabling and life-threatening injuries. They are not intended to replace traditional hospitals and emergency departments for minor injuries.

There are three levels of trauma centers in Pennsylvania:

Level I trauma centers require trauma research programs, a surgical residency program, and an annual volume of at least 650 major cases.

Level II trauma centers meet the same high level of care, but are not required to have the research and residency components. They must have at least 350 major trauma cases each year.

Level III trauma centers are small, community hospitals that do not require a minimum volume of trauma patients. Their focus is to stabilize severe trauma in preparation for transport to a higher level trauma center, as well as to care for patients with moderate trauma. They do not need to have neurosurgical services.

The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation is the organization responsible for accrediting trauma centers in Pennsylvania. The foundation has been reviewing and surveying applicant hospitals since May 1986.

Find a Doctor

Browse UPMC doctors and medical professionals to find the care that's right for you. Customize your search by specialty, zip code, last name, and more.

Visit the UPMC Find a Doctor website.
Make an Appointment

Find important information on scheduling your appointment or finding a doctor or service that meets your needs.

Request an appointment now.
Find a Location

Browse addresses and contact information for our network of hospitals, specialty care practices, and community health locations.

Find a UPMC location near you.
Pay Your Bill

Learn more about how to pay your UPMC bill. Find resources including payment methods and contact information for assistance.

Pay your bill now.
Find a Career

Advance your career with UPMC. Discover our latest job listings and learn about our values and career pathways.

Find your ideal career at UPMC.