About our Program

A Comprehensive Web of Care

Our trauma team is a far-reaching system of providers and services that extends throughout the UC Health network. It includes transport via ambulance or helicopter, advanced surgical suites, emergency medicine teams, pharmacy expertise, blood bank access and doctors in every specialty from orthopaedics to neurosurgery.

UC Health physicians are nationally recognized for outstanding patient care. In addition, we are part of an academic center renowned for innovation. Because both our emergency medicine doctors and our trauma surgeons are teachers and researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, they are able to provide our patients with high-quality discovery-driven care.

The Making of a Verified Trauma Center

Since 1996, the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons has verified the University of Cincinnati Medical Center as a Level I Trauma Center, a verification we voluntarily seek every three years. It’s part of our commitment to ensure that our patients have the best chance for recovery from life-threatening injuries. Level I means we’re capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury as well as leadership in injury prevention education. By the same token, West Chester Hospital has been a Level III Trauma Center since 2006, providing prompt intensive care and stabilization of injured patients, with the ability to swiftly transfer the most complex cases to our Level I Trauma Center.

  • Trauma Hotline

    The UC Health Trauma Hotline can be reached at (513) 584-6048.

    The West Chester Hospital Trauma Hotline can be reached at (513) 298-8400.

  • Stop the Bleed

    The University of Cincinnati Medical Center – Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care now offers Stop the Bleed courses for medical and non-medical personnel in the community to aid in injury prevention. The Stop the Bleed program builds national resilience by teaching the public life-saving bleeding control techniques to aid individuals in a variety of situations.

    This campaign targets preparedness as a shared responsibility of the government, private and nonprofit sectors and individual citizens. Through this campaign we hope to deliver better, safer and smarter care for our patients.

    If you would like to learn more about Stop the Bleed or schedule a training, please call 513-558-7820.

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