San Joaquin General Hospital provides comprehensive treatment for trauma patients who are injured due to penetrating injuries (i.e. gunshot or knife wounds) or blunt injuries (most often associated with motor vehicle crashes, or falls). As a Level II Trauma Center, our specially-trained team of experts is ready to provide optimal care for the injured patient 24-hours a day.
Our trauma team consists of dedicated Emergency Physicians, Trauma Surgeons, and specially trained trauma nurses, intensive care nurses, emergency department nurses, and respiratory and radiology technicians. Surgical specialists in trauma, vascular, thoracic, anesthesia and orthopedic surgery are on-call at all times.
In a county of 700,000+ people, San Joaquin General Hospital’s Trauma Team cares for about 1200 patients a year as a Level III Trauma Center. A Level II Trauma Center has many specialists on call to respond to your needs; if a specialist is not available (e.g., pediatric trauma surgery, burn specialists, neurosurgeons), San Joaquin General Hospital has transfer agreements in place with nearby Level I or Level II trauma centers to facilitate immediate transfers.
There are specific criteria that paramedics use at the scene to determine if a patient is a critical trauma patient. Whenever a patient is determined to be a trauma patient in San Joaquin County, the paramedics transport the patient to San Joaquin General Hospital or the nearest trauma center, bypassing closer hospitals. Because they are alerted by radio from the scene or in transport, the trauma team can assemble in the trauma room and begin treatment immediately upon the patient's arrival.
A Level II Trauma Center
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If you have questions about trauma care or about trauma services at San Joaquin General Hospital, call (209) 468-7522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trauma Medical Director:
Frank Kennedy, MD
Trauma Nurse Director:
Peggy Norton, RN