U of L Hospital

Trauma Center

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The Trauma Center at University of Louisville Hospital is the only Level I Trauma Center in the region.

Housed in University Hospital’s Emergency Department, the Trauma Center offers the latest technologies in medical, surgical, trauma and burn triage and treatment.

The Trauma Center admits more than 3,000 patients each year, including 1,500 patients a year who live outside Jefferson County and its surrounding counties – making it a resource not only for Louisville residents but for people in numerous Kentucky regions, Indiana and other states.

For more facts about the Trauma Center, check out the fact sheet. Also, we’re pleased to share with you our 2011 Annual Trauma Report. You can download the pdf simply by clicking: 2011 Annual Trauma Report.

Included within the trauma care provided at University Hospital is comprehensive burn coverage. With the only adult burn unit in the region, all of the Trauma Center surgeons and burn unit nurses are specially trained in treating burn injuries.

As an academic medical center, the Trauma Center staff is not only focused on clinical care but also on education. The Trauma Center is committed to teaching the public and other health care professionals on trauma and burn treatment, education and prevention.


Contact the Trauma Center

If you have general questions about University Hospital’s Trauma Center or Emergency Department, please use the form below or call 502-562-3015. If you have minor injuries, you will be seen in University Hospital’s FirstCare.

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