Level I Trauma Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a Level I Trauma Center in Boston that provides emergency resuscitation and care for any injured patient. Multidisciplinary surgical and medical treatment is managed by on-call trauma attendings who work together with trauma specialists in the areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and radiology. The BWH Emergency Department sees more than 8,000 trauma-related visits annually, and more than 1,400 of these patients are admitted for further trauma care.
We are pleased to announce that in July 2010 the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons reverified BWH as a Level I Trauma Center. BWH was commended for its "demonstrated commitment to provide superior trauma care."
In July 2009, BWH was reverified as a Burn Center by the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons. The Burn Center, which is one of few burn centers nationwide led by plastic surgeons, provides treatment and follow-up for patients with minor to severe burns, as well as those who have suffered from burn injury and seek a better functional and aesthetic outcome. Burn and plastic surgeons work closely with a strong, multi-disciplinary team including occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, and skilled wound care staff.
24-Hour Trauma and Burn Patient Transfer
Our 24-Hour Trauma and Burn transfer line has a “just say yes” approach to patient transfer.
Trauma, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care Leadership
Jonathan D. Gates, M.D., M.B.A., Director, Trauma Center
Bohdan Pomahac, M.D., Director, Burn Center
Vihas Patel, M.D., Interim Director, Surgical Critical Care
Yvonne Michaud, MSN, RN, Trauma and Burn Program Manager
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This page was last modified on 7/18/2012