The Crozer Regional Trauma Center
In an emergency situation, you need care you can count on. The Crozer Regional Trauma Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center is the only trauma center in Delaware County, treating more than 2,400 trauma and burn patients every year. Our multidisciplinary team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to diagnose and treat traumatic injuries.
About Trauma Services
Since 1987, the Crozer Regional Trauma Center has met the high standards of care required to earn its designation as a Regional Level II Trauma Center by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. Learn more about our trauma services. Learn more about the 25th anniversary of the Trauma Center here.
The Trauma Team
Our multidisciplinary team of specially trained physicians, nurses and other health care professionals work at the forefront of trauma care.
The Trauma Center coordinates the delivery of care to the trauma patient working collaboratively with EMS professionals; Emergency Department physicians and nursing staff; nursing staff in the Operating Room, Shock Trauma Unit, Step Down Unit, 1 West and other units; neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and other surgical specialists; and professionals in Crozer’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Laboratory, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Patient Registration departments.
The Trauma Center team works closely with our community’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals to provide lifesaving care at the scene of an emergency. When an EMS unit identifies a traumatic injury, it immediately notifies the Trauma Center. The trauma team guides emergency medical technicians and paramedics to provide the most effective care for the patient on the way to Crozer. In turn, the trauma team gathers the information needed to prepare to treat the patient when (s)he arrives.
Trauma patients receive initial treatment at Crozer's Emergency Department. The facility includes four trauma bays (including one dedicated to burn and pediatric patients) featuring the latest technologies and equipment necessary for life-saving efforts. Among the other features of the facility is a 64-slice CT scanner dedicated exclusively to the care of trauma and emergency patients.
If patients need to be admitted to Crozer, they receive care in an inpatient unit for our most critically injured patients. Every morning, Crozer’s multidisciplinary team of surgeons, primary nurses, nurse practitioners, trauma case managers and trauma pharmacists visits every patient at the bedside. The team assesses the patient’s condition and progress, and updates his or her daily care plan. In addition, physicians and trauma nurse practitioners respond to the bedside immediately at the request of the nurse throughout the day.
In addition, Crozer offers a Trauma Surgical Critical Care Intensivist Service. Established in 2006, this service enhances the continuity and quality of care for patients who need complex surgery and who have advanced cardiac or pulmonary diseases that increase their risk for surgery. Intensivists make daily visits/assessments throughout the duration of the patient’s stay.
Crozer Regional Trauma Center
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
1 Medical Center Blvd
Upland, PA 19013
Media and Videos
Riad Cachecho, M.D. Featured in Interview with Pat Ciarrocchi of CBS3 Talk Philly
Dr. Riad Cachecho, director of the Crozer Regional Truama Center, speaks with Pat Ciarrocchi of CBS3 Talk Philly about the trauma center and offers tips on staying safe in the summer.
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The Crozer Regional Trauma Center Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence
Since 1986, the Crozer Regional Trauma Center has been providing state-of-the-art trauma care to the Philadelphia region and is the first and only trauma center in Delaware County.
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Philadelphia Tribune article: "Trauma Program Thrives at Crozer"