Trauma/Critical Care

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is a designated Level I Trauma Center (the highest designation of trauma care), serving as a regional resource that is a tertiary care facility central to the southwest Virginia region, and providing access to comprehensive trauma services and specialists since 1983.

We see patients who have received an injury that must be treated in a very narrow window of time in order for the patients to survive. And, when treated at the Level I Trauma Center in our hospital, the odds of survival increase by an estimated 20 to 25 percent.

We maintain the most extensive level of services for trauma patients and are capable of providing total care for nearly every type of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation. Emergency room physicians and trauma surgeons who have extensive training and experience will rapidly evaluate the patient's injuries and develop a plan of care. If additional specialists are needed, such as neurosurgery or orthopedic surgery, they will be contacted promptly.

Video: Learn how we work together to provide the highest level of care for the most critically injured patients.

If a patient is admitted to the hospital, an individual plan of care will be developed by the trauma team, which consists of nurses, trauma surgeons, case managers, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, clinical pharmacists, rehab physicians, and social workers. It is our goal to provide close integration and management of patient progress from time of injury to hospital discharge.

Further southwest, our Carilion New River Valley Medical Center also serves as a trauma center for our region, designated as a Level III facility.