How We Serve You: Our Trauma Center is a Community & Regional Resource
Residents of Jefferson County, Kentucky, are aware of University of Louisville Hospital’s Trauma Center and the benefit of having a Level I Trauma Center in their backyard. With the ability to provide the most advanced care, the Trauma Center is a leader in Louisville and beyond, but what does it mean to be a regional resource?
The Trauma Center at University of Louisville Hospital treats nearly 3,000 patients a year. Fifty percent of those patients live in counties outside Jefferson County, including 514 patients from Indiana in 2009. Check out some more statistics regarding the Trauma Center here.
Patients are brought to University of Louisville Hospital from other counties and states because the Trauma Team provides the highest level of care that is not available in some regions. Although the injuries the Team see may be severe, they treat their patients with compassion and a comprehensive team approach – like the care Brad Swope, former trauma patient, received.
Beyond the expert care that is provided, our mission as an academic medical center is to educate the general community and other health care professionals on trauma prevention and treatment. Whether it is a juvenile arson program, collaborating with Emergency Medical Services providers or training other nurses and physicians in Kentucky, trauma applies to many audiences and education is a critical piece.
Still, no matter the amount of prevention education, some traumatic events cannot be avoided. They happen in the blink of an eye and change lives. The good news is there is a Level I Trauma Center right here in Louisville. Each and every day, our experienced team of physicians and nurses are proud to provide you, your loved ones and this community the region’s best trauma care.