Trauma

Trauma

People who experience an accident or other trauma can find specialized care in the region’s only level I trauma center at USA Health University Hospital in Mobile, Ala.

The Trauma Center at University Hospital

Trauma is accidental or intentional injuries that lead to life threatening situations. The more experienced the healthcare facility, the better a trauma patient's chances of survival. In fact, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma suggests that this level of experience can be obtained by treating 600-1,000 trauma patients each year. We see more than 1,400 trauma patients per year at USA Health's Trauma Center.

Our trauma center at University Hospital is the first, and the only, in south Alabama to earn level I status. Here, we utilize resources from all medical specialties to meet the special needs of a seriously injured patient at a moment's notice. Only level I trauma centers can offer comprehensive emergency care, including necessary life-saving interventions, prevention, advanced surgical care and rehabilitation.

Construction/Parking Update

As construction continues on the expansion of our trauma center, there are some changes on how you access the USA Health University Hospital emergency department. The drop off for the patient entrance will remain under the portico/ambulance drop off and all patient emergency parking has moved to the main lot. We also now have valet parking at the main hospital lobby Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Construction will be completed in summer 2020.

USA Health has been recognized by the following:

2018 American Heart Association Gold Plus Heart Failure2018 American Heart Association Gold Plus Stroke2017 Accc Innovator AwardThe Joint Commission National Quality ApprovalCommission On Cancer Accredited Program

Trauma Center Services

These are the services, facilities and areas of expertise available at the USA Health Trauma Center.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The intensive care unit operates, in some ways, as an extension of the trauma center. Once a trauma patient’s immediate needs are addressed and their health stabilized, they can be transferred to our adult ICU for further critical care.

Orthopaedic Traumatology

Traumatic bone or joint injuries can happen on the court, the field or just about anywhere. Our USA Health trauma team includes an orthopaedic traumatologist whose additional training and experience enables us to offer an elevated level of care for such injuries.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

In the same way that our adult ICU serves patients critical care needs, our pediatric intensive care unit provides critical care for children, including those who come to USA Health through our emergency department or trauma center.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Only USA Health offers specialized care for children through our emergency department. Specialists work hand in hand with traumatologists to ensure that our youngest patients receive the emergency care they need.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

When trauma results in significant injuries that may affect the patient's physical appearance, a plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive surgery can be called upon to provide this extra level of surgical care.

Therapy Services

When patients undergo certain surgeries, experience trauma or suffer a stroke or cardiac arrest, they may require a specialized treatment plan from an occupational or physical therapist.

Burn Surgery

For patients who suffer trauma that involves 3rd-degree or 2nd-degree burns, the Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center has an experienced burn surgery team.

Trauma Surgery

Experienced and specialty trained trauma surgeons are available 24 hours daily to provide surgical intervention as needed.

Wound Care

The USA Health trauma team is experienced at providing expert wound care, including cleaning and debridement.

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