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
Trauma Performance Improvement CoordinatorsCathy McCloskey, R.N., B.S.N. (814) 889-6483
Donald Penatzer, R.N., B.S.N. (814) 889-6587
Trauma Educator/Injury Prevention CoordinatorAmy Stayer, B.S.N, R.N., C.C.R.N. (814) 889-6098
Trauma RegistrarsWendy Quigley, R.N., B.S.N. (814) 889-6390
Pauline Reese, R.N., B.S.N. (814) 889-6155
Trauma SecretaryRhonda Adams (814) 889-6157
Nurse Manager: Trauma ClinicBrenda Smithmyer, B.S.N, R.N. (814) 889-6158
Office AssistantJohnna 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.