Surgeons who specialize in diagnosis and treatment of serious injuries are at the center of any successful trauma program. Palomar Health is fortunate to have North County Trauma Associates, a group of six dedicated surgeons, making it possible to provide expert trauma care 24 hours a day at Palomar Medical Center. The standard response time is five minutes or less when the surgeon on-call is summoned to the emergency room for a serious injury.
Other specialty surgeons, including orthopedics, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery, are on-call and available for consultation when the surgeon in charge of the trauma patient determines that their expertise is needed.
When a seriously injured person arrives at Palomar Medical Center, many hospital departments spring into action. The Emergency Department, Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy, Operating Room and Social Services are among the departments that are placed on alert. We believe that “The Trauma Team is All of Us.”
Highly Skilled & Caring Staff
Unlike many reasons for coming to the hospital, serious injuries are sudden, unexpected, and cannot be planned for in advance. Injured patients and their families have many special needs. The staff members of the Trauma Service at Palomar Medical Center are dedicated to making sure that they all receive the best care possible. They are also responsible for making sure that the information necessary to maintain trauma center designation is collected and reported.
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