Trauma and Critical Care Surgery

Health Alliance - West Chester Medical CenterUC Health Trauma and Critical Care Surgery serves Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana, providing comprehensive emergent care for patients with all levels of critical injury. UC Health University of Cincinnati Medical Center is the area’s only Adult Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. This designation means patients have direct access to specialists and advanced technology, ensuring the fastest and most extensive care in the region following serious injuries and accidents. West Chester Hospital is a designated Level 3 Trauma Center and partners with University of Cincinnati Medical Center—it’s sister hospital—if a patient’s injury is severe enough. When you need urgent care, UC Health Trauma and Critical Care Surgery pulls together specialists from many different fields to evaluate, treat and tend to your every need. Our physicians are frequently recognized by Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in Cincinnati, a designation that represents the highest level of quality and peer acknowledgement.

Forging Expertise in the Training Field for Military Medics

UC Health Trauma and Critical Care Surgery serves as the United States Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) at UC Health University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The program – one of only three of its kind in the United States – provides a clinically relevant training platform for military medics who must remain skilled in trauma and critical care, and is the training platform for all Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams. The Cincinnati Business Courier presented the United States Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) with the inaugural National Health Care Hero Award, a designation steeped in quality.

Community Outreach for Trauma Prevention

As the only level one adult trauma center in the region, UCMC has a commitment to the community to provide injury prevention and outreach services. Prevention is the best way to treat injury. We participate in a youth violence prevention program at the U.S. Bank Boys and Girls Club in Avondale titled “Break the Silence, Stop the Community Violence.”

We provide a real- life picture of what excessive violence can do to the community and lifelong medical consequences of youth violence. Our goal is to reduce the number of violent related injuries by reaching out to the youth to break the cycle of violence.

We also participates in a teen driving program created by students at Northwest High School. We are able to provide the teens with accurate picture of what can happen if you are in a car accident caused by distracted or impaired driving.

  • Contact Information

    For more information, call (513) 584-6048.