UTMC Emergency and Trauma Services
Why Choose UTMC?
- Level I Trauma Center: Being a Level I Trauma Center means UTMC is equipped to handle the most serious type of injury at any time. To receive Level I verification, UT must undergo a rigorous evaluation and meet precise criteria defined by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
- Average Door-to-Balloon Time of 59 Minutes: 'Door-to-balloon' refers to the interval from patient arrival, to inflation of the balloon catheter within the patient's blocked artery. The average established time is 90 minutes.
- Area's First Accredited Primary Stroke Center: The UTMC Stroke Team has been in place since 1994 and performs rapid assessment and treatment.
The UTMC Emergency Department has an annual patient volume of 30,700; of those patients, 24% are admitted.