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Trauma center

Trauma centers provide highly-trained physicians, specialists, critical care nurses and support staff who are available around the clock to care for your most serious healthcare needs. Trauma centers often provide burn care for individuals suffering from minor to severe burns.

Level II Trauma Center in Roanoke, Virginia

Our team is ready to give you superb trauma care.

If you are critically injured, LewisGale Medical Center’s Level II Trauma Center brings trauma-specific emergency care to Southwest Virginia. Our trauma center is able to initiate definitive care for all patients by providing 24/7 on-site trauma surgeons who are required to be at the bedside within 15 minutes for severely injured patients. In addition, trauma experts with various surgical specialties are on-call 24/7 and must be at the bedside within 30 minutes for emergent consults.

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Our trauma services

Getting patients to a trauma center quickly after an injury is critical in terms of outcomes. Survival chances are greatest when trauma care is received within 60 minutes of injury.

Our trauma care

The doctors and nurses in our Level II Trauma Center are ready to provide you with the specialized treatment you need. Our continuum of care includes prompt assessment, resuscitation and stabilization so that you are properly cared for every step of the way.

The services we provide include:

  • Continuing staff education — Helping to stay current on best trauma care practices
  • Helicopter transport — Rooftop helipad available with direct access to emergency department and operating room; ground helipad available
  • Regular program reviews — Ensuring we meet national benchmarks for quality trauma care
  • Surgical care — Trauma-trained and board-certified surgeons
  • Trauma bays — Two in total, both fully equipped
  • Injury prevention – Programs designed to educate the community about safe practices

Trauma team

Our diverse team of trauma-trained specialists is ready to care for you from the moment you arrive, including an Acute Care surgery team Those specialists may include:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Case managers or social workers
  • Critical care intensivists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Trauma surgeons

Level II Trauma Center at LewisGale Medical Center

LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia is a Level II Trauma Center providing comprehensive trauma care to the Roanoke Valley and beyond. Learn more about what we do and the services we provide.

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