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 Macomb

Choose Macomb County's most experienced Trauma Center

To become a verified trauma center, hospitals must meet rigorous national standard; like having trauma surgeons evaluate patients within 15 minutes of arrival. At McLaren Macomb, that's not good enough. We understand that minutes make a difference. That's why our trauma surgeons are in-house 24/7 to evaluate each trauma patient immediately upon arrival.

McLaren Macomb is Macomb County's first verified trauma center. We are also the only hospital in Macomb County to have trauma surgeons at the hospital every day, all day. Because when it's someone you love, 15 minutes can be a lifetime.

Follow up care: In addition, trauma patients may be seen for follow-up care in the hospital's Trauma Clinic, located at 36500 Gratiot, Suite 102, in Clinton Township, just south of 16 Mile Road.