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Trauma and Burn

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When seconds count, you want the best. Our highly trained trauma and burn teams are available around the clock for people with life-threatening injuries. As a regional leader in trauma, we serve every corner of Connecticut and the northeast with critical care ground transportation and SkyHealth, our hospital-to-hospital emergency transport helicopter.

With the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center at Yale New Haven Hospital, our specially trained team treats adults and children with severe life-threatening injuries. The Trauma Center manages all critically injured patients through its critical care services; and treats patients with surgical emergencies both in the Emergency Department and in the hospital. It is the leading regional referral center for the management of traumatically injured patients. Bridgeport Hospital is a regional trauma center and is the home of the Connecticut Burn Center, the state’s only dedicated burn center which is also recognized by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons. The hospital’s expert burn and trauma surgeons are supported by physicians in more than 70 medical and surgical specialties to ensure that the team can quickly assess a patient’s injuries and develop the most appropriate course of care. Specialties include:

  • Anesthesia and pain management
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Rehabilitative medicine
  • Vascular surgery
  • Wound care
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