Trauma Services

Trauma is an injury to the body, often severe enough to require transport by ambulance. When people find themselves in this situation, there's no time to waste. Fortunately, McLaren’s trauma center is available to ensure the best possible outcomes when a life-threatening or otherwise time-sensitive emergency arises. Our elite trauma staff work is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve our community.

ACS Verified Trauma Centers are required to:

  • Maintain a well-coordinated trauma team and provide ongoing education and professional development for the staff
  • Provide immediate access to diagnostic tests and equipment to allow physicians to make rapid decisions regarding appropriate care
  • Conduct injury prevention workshops and offer prevention and safety information to the surrounding communities
  • Maintain a trauma registry
  • Continuously review procedures to improve efficiency and ensure that trauma patients receive the specialized care they need and deserve

About the ACS: The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College has more than 72,000 members and is the largest association of surgeons in the world. Longstanding achievements have placed the ACS in the forefront of American surgery and have made it an important advocate for all surgical patients.

Click here to view a list of verified trauma programs on the American College of Surgeons' web site.

Trauma Services at McLaren Lapeer Region

When every minute counts, you can count on us. McLaren Lapeer Region is home to the Thumb area’s first and only Level II Trauma Center. This prestigious status — granted by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma — means McLaren Lapeer Region is capable of providing optimal care for critically injured patients. We’ve met rigorous national standards for:

  • Optimal care needed to stabilize patients within the “golden hour” — the first 60 minutes after the onset of injury
  • A full range of emergency surgical procedures with teams of board-certified, trauma-trained doctors, nurses and other medical professionals
  • Life-saving medical care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

With board certified emergency medicine specialists and trauma-trained surgeons available in minutes, McLaren Lapeer Region’s emergency care is rated among the best in the nation.

KnowTheLimit.08Lapeer.org

If you consume alcohol, know the limit. If your blood alcohol content is .08 percent or greater, it is a crime to operate a motor vehicle. And doing so puts you and other people at risk. In Lapeer County alone, there were 498 arrests for driving under the influence and 93 alcohol-related crashes in 2014.

So how do you know how much is too much? The simple fact is there is no easy answer. Many factors impact the blood alcohol content in your system including how fast alcohol is consumed, food eaten before drinking, family history, physical health, and even age.

For guidelines and more information, visit KnowTheLimit.08Lapeer.org.