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.