Abington Memorial Hospital's Emergency Trauma Center
The Emergency Trauma Center at Abington Memorial Hospital is one of the busiest in the Delaware Valley, helping more than 106,000 patients each year. Our staff of specialists includes physicians who are board certified in Emergency Medicine, trauma surgeons, experienced physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. Our Center is complemented by the full diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties of our tertiary-care hospital.
The breadth of our services is matched by the high quality of our care. For the last decade, our patients have consistently rated us above the 90th percentile for excellence in care. Our expertise in treating major, life-threatening emergencies has been recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in designating Abington Memorial Hospital as the only regional trauma center in Montgomery County.
The Emergency Trauma Center is supported by and is specially staffed and equipped for a wide range of emergencies, including orthopaedic, infant and pediatric emergencies. Our expertise includes specialists from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A special pediatric waiting area is equipped with child-sized furniture.
Patients are sent directly to examination rooms/areas for evaluation, so there is no long wait in the waiting areas. Located in the Toll and the Lenfest Pavilions, the Emergency Trauma Center has dedicated elevators to the operating suite, critical care units and the rooftop helipad. The Center is accessed directly from Old York Road and valet parking is available 24/7.
More than 1,300 patients annually are admitted through the Trauma service. Our trauma team is poised and ready 24/7 to help people who are suffering serious injuries, stroke and other life-threatening conditions. In fact, many other local hospitals regularly transfer patients to our center for advanced care available at Abington Memorial Hospital.
We partner with local Emergency Medical Services teams in providing education and technology support. In some cases, diagnosis and important information about patients is transmitted to the center before they actually arrive here.