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UPMC Altoona

Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Trauma Service

We are more than just an Emergency Room!

UPMC Altoona's Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Service provides patients with the best possible quality of care when minutes and seconds matter the most.

UPMC Altoona's goal is to provide lifesaving care from the scene of an accident through the hospital setting. We provide comprehensive trauma care to all victims of traumatic injury and their families. The Trauma Center is staffed 24/7 with in-house board-certified trauma surgeons and a team of experienced professionals to assure life-saving care is available within minutes of the trauma patient's arrival. The board-certified trauma surgeons are supported by the health system's experienced emergency medicine physicians, trauma orthopedic surgeons, trauma neurosurgeons, cardiovascular and vascular surgery, ENT and plastic surgery, radiology, anesthesiology, physiatry and many other professionals trained in trauma

Regional Trauma Center

UPMC Altoona is a fully accredited Level II Trauma Center that serves a geographic service area of nearly one million people in central Pennsylvania.

In addition to providing efficient quality care, the Trauma Service at UPMC Altoona is also an educational leader and provides ongoing educational support and consultation to physicians, physician extenders, nurses, and ancillary health professionals. UPMC Altoona’s commitment to trauma care extends to all referral hospitals within the region and beyond the acute care setting by providing internal and external trauma education programs and trauma prevention programs. The Trauma Service provides a leadership role in trauma education for the staff at UPMC Altoona as well as to our referral hospitals and community. The Trauma Service is committed to the region as an educational resource for healthcare professionals and pre-hospital personnel by providing advanced courses in trauma care.

UPMC Altoona's Trauma Service provides leadership and total care for every aspect of the patient's care from the pre-hospital phase through the resuscitative and operative phases, as well as the patient's inpatient hospitalization, rehabilitation and follow-up clinic appointments.

Dr. Matthew P. Bouchard, Chairman of The Department of Emergency Medicine Dr. Simon Lampard, Medical Director, Regional Trauma Center, Chair of Critical Care
Dr. Matthew P. Bouchard
Chairman of The Department
of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Simon Lampard
Medical Director,
Regional Trauma Center,
Chair of Critical Care


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