Acute Care Surgery

Our division provides expert trauma care, surgical critical care, emergency surgery services and surgical rescue at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

For over 30 years, Jefferson has been an accredited Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center serving the local Center City community as well as a referral center for the multiple suburban communities and Level II trauma centers outside of Philadelphia. 

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We provide comprehensive complete care of acutely ill and injured patients. In addition to being a Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center, Jefferson is also a:  

Like many urban centers, the trauma patient population at Jefferson is primarily composed of blunt trauma (84%) as opposed to penetrating trauma (16%), with an equal number of direct admissions (48%) versus transfers (52%). 

We record approximately 2,800 trauma patient contacts annually.

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