Trauma and Critical Care

Trauma and Critical Care

Trauma and Critical Care

The Northwestern Medicine Trauma and Critical Care Division delivers integrated state-of-the-art surgical care to critically ill and injured patients.

The Trauma and Critical Care Division coordinates the multidisciplinary care of trauma patients in conjunction with the departments of Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Anesthesia and others.

Early institution of nutritional support, physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation medicine and coordinating social service and post-discharge planning are emphasized.

The Division also provides comprehensive critical care consultations for all surgical patients requiring critical care.

Level I Trauma and Stroke Center

The emergency department at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is certified as a Level I trauma center and stroke center. Northwestern Memorial also offers high-quality specialty emergency and trauma services.

Having a Level I designation means that the emergency department at Northwestern Memorial has demonstrated that it has trained and capable personnel available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for diagnosing and treating the most critically injured patients with life-threatening injuries. As a Level I facility, we are capable of providing total care for every aspect of an injury, from prevention to intensive care to rehabilitation.

We are also prepared to provide specialized care in all types of emergencies, including statewide and region-wide emergencies. To learn more about the criteria to be designated as a Level I trauma center, view the related Illinois State Administrative Code.*

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