Level I Trauma Center
Trauma is a part of life. We are here to save yours.
Did you know traumatic injuries, including falls and traffic-related injuries, are the number-one cause of death in people younger than 45? Up to 25 percent of these deaths can be prevented if patients receive care at a Level I Trauma Center, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Spartanburg Medical Center is proud to be the only American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Level I Trauma Center in Spartanburg. Level I Trauma Centers demonstrate the highest quality of care, offering comprehensive treatment for all injuries — from surgery through rehabilitation. Level I Trauma Centers must also meet strict standards to prove preparedness to care for any injury.
As the leader in Spartanburg trauma care, we exceed those standards. We participate in injury research, have trauma surgeons and staff available to provide treatment around the clock and use quality assessments to improve continually. We are committed to keeping our community safe and healthy through high-quality, skilled treatment and community education programs.
Our designation as a Level I trauma center means that Spartanburg Medical Center has the expertise to deal with the most extreme injuries, including those that require surgical specialties and complex intervention.
A fully equipped operating room and specially trained medical staff are always available to treat life-threatening injuries, including:
- Traumatic car crash injuries
- Brain injuries
- Blunt force trauma
- Gunshot wounds
- Stab wounds
Our team of experienced trauma specialists responds quickly to injuries, offering care 24/7. Our trauma team includes board-certified:
- Emergency medicine physicians
- Trauma surgeons
- Orthopaedic surgeons
- Cardiothoracic surgeons
- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
- Plastic surgeons
- Interventional radiologists
- Critical care physicians
- Pulmonary intensivists
Each provider is specially trained in trauma care; ready to care for you or a loved one when you need it most.
Many of the most common traumatic injuries in our community can be prevented with education and awareness. These injuries include:
- Falls, particularly in adults older than 65
- Traffic-related injuries, including motor vehicle, motorcycle, moped and bicycle crashes
- Violence, including gunshot wounds and stabbings
We are dedicated to reducing the number of traumatic injuries in our community through our free injury prevention and outreach programs. These programs give you and your family the knowledge and resources you need to practice safety every day.