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Difference Between Trauma Center & ER
Difference Between Trauma Center & ER
The Level 1 Trauma Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center is a regional resource providing comprehensive emergency care during the crucial first hour following severe injury. Treatment at an appropriate facility during that 'Golden Hour' can mean the difference for better outcomes and survival for trauma patients. Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons, the highest level of verification for U.S. trauma center capabilities. Level I Trauma Center verification means trauma specialists are 24/7, including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, hand surgery, microvascular surgery, plastic surgery, obstetric and gynecologic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology and urology. Hospitals without these resources frequently transfer patients to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn. Level I Trauma Centers must have the capability to provide total care for every aspect of injury from prevention through rehabilitation. They also must have a major commitment to education, research and planning. This includes support for surgical residency programs and postgraduate training in trauma for physicians, nurses and emergency medical services providers. Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center is better positioned than most for providing trauma care. In addition to our highly talented local medical professionals, the hospital's Military Trauma Training Program helps increase its ability to respond to disasters and benefits soldiers overseas in harm's way. For more information, visit http://www.shc.org. (Video courtesy azcentral.com/Arizona Republic)