Every year over 150,000 people die from trauma-related injuries, which are injuries causes by physical force. The emergency physicians at Sinai and Northwest Hospitals provide immediate service to trauma patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Trauma injuries include the following:
- Motor vehicle crash
- A fall
- Gunshot wounds
- Fires and burns
- Being stabbed
- Blunt assault
- Industrial and recreational mishaps
The Trauma Center at Sinai is staffed by a specially trained trauma team that provides life-saving care. This designated Level II Trauma Center is fully equipped for rapid resuscitation, including on-site CT scanning. It is also designed with separate entrances to receive patients from ground transportation or helicopters landing on the rooftop helipad.