|The Trauma Center at Penn was established in 1988 as a Level I Trauma Center serving the population locally here in West Philadelphia and has long been considered a national and international model of excellence in trauma and surgical critical care. Through the creation of a Trauma Network and the implementation of the PennStar Flight program, Penn Trauma now proudly serves the Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey regions, with total population in excess of 15 million. In FY09, over 8,000 injured patients were evaluated as part of our total network with the largest increase in volume occurring at our newest Level II center, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. The UPHS Trauma Network works to optimize care of the injured patient on a regional basis while promoting the operational efficiency and regulatory compliance of the trauma centers within the affiliation. The Network utilizes the skills and expertise of the HUP Level I Trauma faculty and staff through comprehensive on-site training and development of other trauma centers in the region.
With round the clock support from in-house trauma surgeons and emergency medicine physicians, as well as the dedicated support from the members of the departments of anesthesia, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation, as well as our trauma nurses and support staff, the Trauma Center at Penn is able to offer our patients the highest level of care.
We hope that this website serves as a useful tool to the many resources of our Division including, the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, the Office of Life Support Education, and the Firearm and Injury Center at Penn.