Trauma is a sudden, serious, sometimes life-threatening injury that requires immediate and highly skilled medical attention. Trauma is the #1 cause of death and disability in patients 1 through 44 years of age and affects more patients than those with cancer and heart disease combined.
The St. Barnabas Trauma Center has achieved Level I status, which is the highest designation in the State of New York. Level I trauma centers are examples of systems that provide continuous, integrated care starting in the pre-hospital phase, continuing through resuscitation until rehabilitation.
The St. Barnabas Trauma Team is led by a board-certified surgeon with fellowship training in trauma and surgical critical care and includes a team of trauma surgeons, emergency physicians, neurosurgery, orthopedics, radiology, pediatrics, anesthesia, nursing and support services. Every member of the trauma team contributes in the continuum of quality trauma care.
St. Barnabas Regional Trauma Center is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and facilities, including a sophisticated trauma resuscitation bay, operative suites, CAT Scans, MRI, Interventional Radiology and Intensive Care Unit.
From resuscitation to rehabilitation, St. Barnabas Regional Trauma Center provides a continuum of trauma care, including post-discharge follow up in our trauma clinic.
In addition to caring for trauma patients, St. Barnabas Regional Trauma Center is committed to reducing injuries in our community by providing injury prevention programs such as Bicycle Helmet Distribution to children in surrounding Bronx schools and safety programs for expecting and new parents. Our Trauma Center is proud to be an active member of the New York City Safe Kids Chapter.
New York State Trauma Center’s Injury Prevention Initiatives
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
- Injuries are the leading cause of death in persons between the ages of 1 and 44 years.
- Every year 150,000 people in the United States die from injuries, 2.3 million are hospitalized and an estimated 23 million are treated in emergency departments.
- The overall cost of trauma in this country is approximately $158 billion per year, including lost wages and disability.
- Injuries cause more potential years of life lost than cancer and heart diseased combined.
- Statistics alone do not convey the impact of accidental injury on survivors whose lives are tragically cut short or irreversibly damaged.
- The New York State Trauma Centers are committed to the development, support and initiation of injury prevention programs to assist in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with unintentional injuries.
“If a disease were killing our children in the proportion that accidents are, people would be outraged and demand that this killer be stopped.”
C. Everett Koop, MD
Former U.S. Surgeon General
New York State Injury Prevention
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