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Trauma Services

At Valleywise Health, we provide 24/7, expert care for trauma patients with a focus on recovery and resilience.

When Every Second Counts

Unwavering Support in Your Moment of Need

When trauma strikes, the experienced team at Valleywise Health is here for you around the clock, offering comprehensive care that spans from emergency intervention to long-term recovery. Our Level 1 Trauma Center is equipped to provide 24/7 care, including emergency services, comprehensive surgical care, and specialized treatments for both adults and children. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that every aspect of your care is managed seamlessly, from the moment you arrive through your entire recovery journey, with a focus on both physical healing and emotional support.

Leading the Way in Trauma Prevention

Valleywise Health is committed to not just treating trauma, but preventing it. Through initiatives like our Fall Prevention program, we offer assessments and interventions aimed at reducing the risk of falls, particularly among the elderly, by educating on safety measures and environmental modifications to prevent injuries. The STOP THE BLEED course empowers individuals with the knowledge and skills to act quickly in emergency situations to control bleeding, a critical step in saving lives before professional medical help arrives. This program is designed for everyone, from community members to medical professionals, highlighting simple yet effective techniques such as the proper application of tourniquets and pressure dressings.

Beyond Treatment: Joining the Journey to Recovery

At Valleywise Health, we understand that recovery extends far beyond the initial treatment. Through our partnership with the Trauma Survivors Network, we offer a supportive community designed to aid in the long-term recovery process. This program fosters a supportive community, offering peer connections, resources, and skills to navigate the recovery process effectively.

Our Level 1 Trauma Center Capabilities

Experiencing trauma can be one of the most challenging moments in your life. At Valleywise Health, our ACS-verified and state-designated Level 1 Trauma Center, backed by rigorous research and a dedicated team, ensures you receive the highest quality care tailored to your specific needs.

Comprehensive Trauma and Critical Care

Access to a team of specialists including trauma critical care surgeons and emergency department physicians, ensuring expert care around the clock.

Pediatric and Adult Services

Dedicated care for all ages, from children to adults, to support the health and well-being of every family member.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Referrals

Connections to vital community resources for mental health, substance abuse, and rehabilitation services, supporting holistic recovery and well-being.

Injury Prevention and Education

Engagement in injury prevention projects and public education initiatives to enhance safety and health awareness in our communities.

Staff Education and Development

Ongoing education for our staff, enhancing the care provided to trauma patients through the latest medical knowledge and practices.

Quality Improvement and Innovation

Commitment to process and quality improvement programs, alongside teaching and research efforts, to foster new innovations in trauma care.

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Our Trauma Care Team

Gaby Iskander, MD, MS, FACS

Department Chair, Surgery

Paola Pieri, MD, FACS

Chronic Pain Medicine

Justin Chandler, MD

Chronic Pain Medicine

Alexzandra Hollingworth, MD, FACS

Chronic Pain Medicine

Christopher Knapp, MD

Chronic Pain Medicine

Owen McCabe, MD

Chronic Pain Medicine

Chani Taggart, DO

Chronic Pain Medicine

Amber Hayes, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC

Chronic Pain Medicine


Chronic Pain Medicine

Patricia Navarro MSN, RN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC

Chronic Pain Medicine

Louis Witte

Chronic Pain Medicine

Trauma Services Locations

Valleywise Health Medical Center

Emergency Care Center | Hospital

Common Concerns (FAQs)

What should I do in a trauma emergency?

In a trauma emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately. For non-emergency situations, contact our Trauma Outpatient Follow Up Clinic. Quick action and professional medical attention are crucial for the best outcomes.

A Level 1 Trauma Center provides the highest level of surgical care to trauma patients, equipped with comprehensive resources and specialists available 24/7 for the most severe injuries.

Visitation is subject to current health guidelines and a patient’s condition. We strive to accommodate family involvement in the healing process while ensuring patient safety and privacy.

Being present, listening, and encouraging engagement with therapeutic services are vital ways to support recovery. Additionally, understanding and patience play a significant role as recovery can be a long and challenging journey.

Most likely. We accept most major commercial insurances, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. You can find out if your insurance qualifies here.

Patient Resources

Find information like how to prepare for your first visit, visiting hours, health records and more.

Interpreter Services

We are proud to have dozens of interpreters on staff who are trained for any healthcare setting.

Billing and Insurance

Verify what insurance plans we accept and find helpful information about your bill and insurance.

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Other Ways to Book an Appointment

We’re always available by phone. We make it easy to make an appointment in one of the following ways:

If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 9-1-1.
Our hospital-based ER services are available 24/7.

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