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Level I Trauma Center and Burn Center

Division of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care

Level I Trauma Center and Burn Center

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a Level I Trauma Center in Boston that provides emergency resuscitation and care for any injured patient. Multidisciplinary surgical and medical treatment is managed by on-call trauma attendings who work together with trauma specialists in the areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and radiology. The BWH Emergency Department sees more than 8,000 trauma-related visits annually, and more than 2,000 of these patients are admitted for further trauma care.

We are pleased to announce that the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons reverified BWH as a Level I Trauma Center May 2016. BWH was commended for its "demonstrated commitment to provide superior trauma care."

Burn Center

BWH is reverified as a Burn Center by the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons through July 2018. The Burn Center provides treatment and follow-up for patients with minor to severe burns, as well as those who have suffered from burn injury and seek a better functional and aesthetic outcome. Burn and plastic surgeons work closely with a strong, multi-disciplinary team including occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, and skilled wound care staff.

24-Hour Trauma and Burn Patient Transfer

(617) 732-8903

Our 24-Hour Trauma and Burn transfer line has a “just say yes” approach to patient transfer.


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