Choose St. Clair County's only designated trauma center
The first hour after sustaining a traumatic injury is the most critical time, and therefore, it is imperative the patient is transported to a trauma center for treatment as quickly as possible. The amount of time from injury to receiving specialized trauma hospital care is critical in saving lives and decreasing disabilities.
Trauma is an injury caused by external force applied to the human body. Falls, resulting in severely fractured bones, motor vehicle accidents and violent acts, such as assaults or animal bites, are common causes of trauma injury. Major trauma is a life-threatening or potentially life-threatening injury. Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for people under age 44 and the third leading cause of death in all age groups.
Trauma centers provide the level of care that can make a difference between life and death. Trauma care is one of the most complex and fast-paced areas of care that takes the skill of expert physicians, highly trained staff and a specialized environment to treat patients with some of the most severe injuries.
Jennifer Montgomery, President and CEO of McLaren Port Huron talks about the hospital's trauma certification and comprehensive emergency center services...MORE
McLaren Port Huron Vice President of Nursing Services, Christie Sansom, discusses activities and the hospital-wide effort that resulted in this area's only trauma center certification...MORE
McLaren Port Huron trauma program coordinator, Kathy Napolitan, talks about the process and life saving benefits of treatment at a trauma center...MORE
Zubin Bhesania, MD, board certified general surgeon and Medical Director of the Trauma Center at McLaren Port Huron, discusses common traumas and the importance of calling 911...MORE