Upstate Trauma - Central New York's Level I Trauma Center

Do Trauma Centers make a difference?

The risk of death is 25% lower at Level I Trauma Centers when compared to non-trauma centers and 15% lower when compared to Level II Trauma Centers. (references)


Upstate is a Level I Trauma Center and is a comprehensive regional resource, central to the trauma system.


We provide total care for every aspect of injury – from prevention through rehabilitation.


Our Level I Trauma Center Provides: 

  • 24-hour in-house coverage by general surgeons, and prompt availability of care in specialties such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial, pediatric and critical care. 

  • Referral resource for communities in nearby regions.

  • Leadership in prevention and public education to surrounding communities.

  • Continuing education of the trauma team - physician's, nurses and EMS providers.

  • A comprehensive Quality Improvement program.

  • Directs new innovations in trauma care through formal teaching and research.

  • A program for substance abuse screening and patient intervention.

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