Our team of experts has extensive experience in providing the highest level of care to trauma patients with a wide range of needs. We treat every patient like we would our own family because we know the care we provide could mean the difference between life and death. We are the only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center in Middle Tennessee. Annually, we care for more than 8,000 people and treat more than 4,800 acute (life-threatening) trauma patients from Middle Tennessee and from surrounding areas across the Southeast.
For over 30 years, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has verified us as a Level 1 Trauma Center, the nation’s highest designation for trauma care. This means we serve as a referral and resource center for referring facilities and the community, providing outreach programs, continuing education opportunities and ongoing research to maintain the most-advanced level of care for trauma patients.
Expert care is always in-house and available for the next case to arrive. Whether patients come in through the Emergency Department, LifeFlight, or EMS transport, we have surgeons from all specialties areas, including: neurosurgery, heart and vascular, general surgery, orthopedics, oral and maxillofacial, plastic surgery and more.
We offer care at several levels of intensity to meet patients’ needs. Our center includes a burn unit, an intensive care unit and a stepdown unit that provides care to patients who have improved but still need significant nursing care. We also have the unique opportunity to allow patients to remain within the Vanderbilt system from the time of injury through rehabilitation.