Definitions for "Trauma center"
a specialized hospital facility distinguished by the immediate availability of specialized surgeons, physician specialists, anesthesiologists, nurses, and resuscitation and life support equipment on a 24 hour basis to care for severely injured patients or those at risk for severe injury.
An emergency room that is equipped and staffed to care for serious traumatic injuries. Emergency rooms are classified as Level 1, 2 and 3 trauma centers, with Level 1 being the highest care level. Generally, a Level 1 trauma center will be a large emergency room that has most medical specialties (especially trauma, surgery, orthopedics, and neurosurgery) available on-site or on short notice, has good access to CT Scanning and other technology such as MRI, and is able to care for multiple traumatic injuries of both blunt and penetrating nature.
a highly-organized hospital program for the immediate treatment of the seriously injured