Level I Trauma Center for Adult and Pediatric Patients
Loyola Medicine is designated by the state of Illinois as a Level I Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients. Additionally, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has verified the hospital's Level I Trauma Center status. Loyola is the only hospital in Illinois, and one of a select group nationwide, to earn this distinction.
Loyola’s Trauma Center offers a complete array of medical, surgical and ancillary services through an interdisciplinary program that serves the total needs of the injured patient from prevention through rehabilitation.
Specialized pre-hospital and acute care services involving specially trained providers in various disciplines and departments stand ready to deliver a standard level of high quality care 24 hours a day. These services include:
- Critical care
- Emergency medicine
- General surgery
- Pre-hospital transport
- Social work
Care is given in an integrated team approach that is regularly monitored for performance improvement.
The Burn and Shock Trauma Institute serves as the research arm of Loyola's Burn and Trauma Centers, investigating problems in post-burn immunosuppression, wound healing and nutritional support. The multidisciplinary institute's faculty study clinical, pathophysiologic and epidemiologic problems in trauma, shock and burns. The institute also supports an injury prevention program, which conducts community outreach activities. A number of joint educational programs are offered through the Trauma Center and the Burn and Shock Trauma Institute.