Outstanding Trauma Care
Trauma is a sudden, serious, sometimes life-threatening injury that requires immediate and highly skilled medical attention. Trauma is the #1 cause of death and disability in patients 1 through 44 years of age and affects more patients than those with cancer and heart disease combined.
The Trauma Center at SBH Health System holds a Level I status, the highest designation in the State of New York. Level I trauma centers are examples of systems that provide continuous, integrated care starting in the pre-hospital phase, continuing through resuscitation until rehabilitation.
The SBH trauma team is led by a board-certified surgeon with fellowship training in trauma and trauma and surgical critical care. The team includes trauma surgeons, emergency physicians, neurosurgery, orthopedics, radiology, pediatrics, anesthesia, nursing and support services. Every member of the trauma team contributes in the continuum of quality trauma care.
Our state-of –the-art trauma facilities include a sophisticated trauma resuscitation bay, operative suites, surgical intensive care unit, and the most advanced equipment: CAT scans, MRI, and interventional radiology.
In addition to caring for trauma patients, our trauma center is committed to reducing injuries in our community by providing injury prevention programs for children in surrounding Bronx schools and safety programs for expecting and new parents. Our Trauma Center is proud to be an active member of the New York City Safe Kids Chapter.
New York City police and firefighters have honored the Trauma Center for its life-saving role in the treatment of their colleagues injured in the line of duty. Recognized by the media, the SBH Trauma Center was featured in a six- part documentary on trauma care titled “911: The Bronx,” shown on the Discovery Channel.
Level I Trauma Center
SBH Health System/St. Barnabas Hospital
4422 Third Avenue, Main Floor
Bronx, NY 10457