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UPMC Altoona Trauma Center
Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Service Home

The UPMC Altoona Health System Trauma Center is one of 27 fully accredited trauma centers in Pennsylvania. Granted this distinction by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation, UPMC Altoona's Trauma Center has a record of excellence in the treatment of trauma patients in West Central Pennsylvania. Lifesaving care is now available minutes closer than Johnstown, Danville and Hershey for trauma patients in 20 counties.
Fully-staffed 24/7 with board-certified trauma surgeons and a team of experienced professionals, life-saving surgery is available within minutes of arrival. Patients are cared for in four state-of-the-art trauma bays that can handle six critically injured patients simultaneously. The board-certified trauma surgeons are supported by the health system's experienced emergency medicine physicians, trauma orthopedic surgeons, trauma neurosurgeons and many other trauma trained professionals. This team works together to deliver more help and more hope to trauma patients and families.

Trauma Service Leadership

Simon D. Lampard, M.D., F.A.C.S
Medical Director, 
Regional Trauma Center/Critical Care ServicesDenise Gdula, R.N., B.S.N. 
Administrative Director, Trauma Service
Simon D. Lampard, M.D., F.A.C.S
Medical Director,
Regional Trauma Center/Critical Care Services
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Denise Gdula, R.N., B.S.N.
Administrative Director, Trauma Service
Phone number (814) 889-2722

Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinators

Cathy McCloskey, R.N., B.S.N. (814) 889-6483
Donald Penatzer, R.N., B.S.N. (814) 889-6587

Trauma Educator/Injury Prevention Coordinator

Amy Stayer, B.S.N, R.N., C.C.R.N. (814) 889-6098

Trauma Registrars

Wendy Quigley, R.N., B.S.N. (814) 889-6390
Pauline Reese, R.N., B.S.N. (814) 889-6155

Trauma Secretary

Rhonda Adams (814) 889-6157

Nurse Manager: Trauma Clinic

Brenda Smithmyer, B.S.N, R.N. (814) 889-6158

Office Assistant

Johnna Donnelly (814) 889-6158

Trauma Clinic:

The Trauma Clinic is open Monday through Friday. Call (814) 889-6157 to schedule an appointment or for clinic hours. Clinic hours vary day to day.

As part of the trauma center designation UPMC Altoona is involved in trauma prevention, outreach and education for health professionals and interested community members. There are several outreach programs the trauma center offers for the local community.


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