When someone’s life is at stake from a fall, motor vehicle crash or other traumatic injury, the experts at UC Medical Center are available 24/7 to provide the highest level of trauma care in Greater Cincinnati.
UC Medical Center is celebrating 25 years as Greater Cincinnati’s only verified Level I trauma center for adults. The designation is provided by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma through a rigorous verification process, and it is a recognition of the outstanding medical and surgical care that UC Health provides to critical patients. UC Medical Center was first verified as a Level I trauma center in 1997.
“We are proud to provide the highest level of specialized adult trauma care to our community,” Amy Makley, MD, trauma director at UC Medical Center and associate professor of surgery at the UC College of Medicine said. “Regardless of the injury or health condition, patients will receive the best possible care at UC Medical Center. Our experts stand ready to provide advanced trauma care 24/7, 365 days a year.”
With 16 trauma surgeons and 12 advanced practice providers, the UC Health trauma team is one of the largest in the nation. Nearly 5,000 patients receive care for traumatic injuries at UC Medical Center each year, and the hospital ranks in the top decile in the U.S. for patient outcomes. An additional 1,200 patients receive care for traumatic injuries at West Chester Hospital, which has been a verified Level III trauma center since 2014.