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Trauma

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 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve our community.

ACS Verified Trauma Centers

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.

Orthopedic Trauma Services at McLaren Lapeer Region

McLaren Lapeer Region trauma services includes comprehensive orthopedic care covering a range of injuries, from simple to complex and from isolated fractures to complex poly-traumas.

Orthopedic traumas are injuries suffered to the body’s bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissue. The main goal of care is for the patient to recover with no loss of anatomical function.

Patients can trust that they will follow up with the surgeon who first evaluates them in the emergency department and provides treatment, offering comfort through continuity of care.

Meet McLaren Lapeer Region’s fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeon: Dr. Kevin Grant