Level II Trauma Center in San Jose
At Regional Medical Center of San Jose, we offer patients access to a higher level of care than most emergency rooms. Our hospital is a verified Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and recognized by Santa Clara County. This means that, in addition to routine emergency care, we also care for patients facing life-threatening injuries.
Our hospital is part of the trauma care system in our community serving Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. We work hand-in-hand with local paramedics and air ambulance services so patients can receive the care they need as fast as possible.
If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic injury, call 911.
Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a verified Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT). This accreditation is further recognized by Santa Clara County and Alameda County.
Falls occur frequently each year in the U.S., accounting for 3 million older adults (65 years old and older) treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries. Over 800,000 patients each year get hospitalized for a fall related injury due to fractures or head injuries (NCOA, 2021; CDC, 2016).
Regional Medical Center’s Trauma Program, verified by the American College of Surgeons, partners with Care Star Foundation’s Stroke Fall Grant Program to bring evidence-based fall prevention programs to the diverse communities we serve. Together in this visionary partnership, our trauma team expands outreach to the public to reduce negative outcomes associated with falls and fears of falling.
Two outreach fall prevention programs offered:
- Matter of Balance (MOB) – A MOB is a fall prevention program for older adults to reduce fear of falling and promotes ways to increase activity levels. The program helps one make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance. The program includes eight two-hour sessions in small groups led by two trained MOB coaches. Activities include group discussions, problem solving, roleplay activities, assertiveness training, and exercise training.
Sign up for a Fall Prevention Class
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Our trauma center is an extension of our 43-bed emergency room. The trauma center has its own four-bed resuscitation bay where patients are assessed and treatment begins. Our trauma experts provide quick and accurate diagnoses so patients can be stabilized as soon as possible.
After initial evaluation in the trauma center, patients may be taken to our imaging department for closer evaluation. If needed, patients have access to our operating room for surgery and intensive care unit (ICU) for critical care and close monitoring.
Our operating room is specially designated for patients with traumatic injuries who require immediate surgical intervention. All of our hospital's trauma resources are available 24/7, including our diagnostic laboratory, imaging department and blood bank.
Hospital trauma team
Upon arrival at our Level II Trauma Center, patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team, including:
- Case managers
- Orthopedic traumatologists
- Physical therapists
- Plastic surgeons
- Respiratory therapists
- Social workers
- Trauma nurses
- Trauma surgeons
- Vascular surgeons
Our trauma experts and subspecialists work together to coordinate appropriate care for every patient. Our doctors, nurses and support staff are committed to decreasing traumatic injury mortality rates in our communities.
Community trauma team
We work with community emergency medical services (EMS) providers to deliver seamless care for patients during transport to our trauma center. Our emergency services personnel coordinates with the trauma center to identify patients who should be brought directly to the resuscitation bay.
We are committed to providing the best care to our patients, which is why we partner with local:
- Air and ground ambulance providers
- Fire departments
- Military personnel
Our hospital works with CALSTAR air ambulances to transport patients from six surrounding communities. We also have the only helipad in the Bay Area that is certified by the Coast Guard for Black Hawk (a military transport helicopter) air ambulance landings.