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Trauma

When the unexpected happens and you or someone you love has received a traumatic injury, you understand that timing is everything. Such serious situations call for precise coordination among multiple facilities and personnel. At ProMedica, we know that treating trauma requires a team effort. Our trauma services team works tirelessly for the health and safety of our patients. When minutes and seconds count, everyone has the same goal.

Our staff sees nearly 2,000 pediatric and adult patients annually. Transportation services include ProMedica Air (air ambulances) and a ground fleet of mobile intensive care units and ambulances. With these facilities and transportation technologies, we can make sure that patients are transported quickly to the most appropriate hospital for their medical condition.

Trauma care does not end when the immediate medical crisis is over. Our trauma services team is excellent precisely because we are committed to improving our services and serving the community. We provide community programming for injury prevention, injury education and the continuing education of trauma team members. You can trust that our trauma care team strives constantly to improve the quality of care through research, innovation, and comprehensive quality assessment.

Contact Trauma Services

For more information on ProMedica trauma care, please contact:

ProMedica Toledo Hospital – Level I Trauma Center, 419-291-3442

ProMedica Defiance Hospital – Level III Trauma Center, 419-783-5284

ProMedica Toledo Hospital has been verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Committee on Trauma as a Level I Trauma Center since 1995. There are strict guidelines that must be followed to maintain the Level I status and be re-verified every three years.

Level I Trauma Centers are the highest level of care for traumatically injured patients. ProMedica TH is one of 11 ACS Verified Level I institutions in the state of Ohio. ProMedica TCH is in a reporting year to become a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in April 2014. Upon approval, this will be the ONLY verified pediatric trauma center in Northwest Ohio.

Outreach

Follow the links below for more information about trauma services education and outreach programming.

Distracted Driving

The distracted driver and distracted walker program is used in area high schools to encourage safe driving and pedestrian habits. The Ohio Department of Public Transportation distracted driving simulator travels to area high schools four times a year.

Senior Safety Expo - Ottawa Park

Trauma Services provided a fall safety education trifold, information sheets on “making your home safer”, the importance of vision checks, reviewing medications, exercise, and maintaining balance.

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