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As designated by the New York City Regional Trauma Advisory Committee and the New York State Department of Health, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers a Level 1 Adult Trauma Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and a Level 1 Regional Pediatric Trauma Program at both NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. These centers provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for injured patients.

Upon notification and often prior to arrival, a specially trained and designated trauma team is assembled to begin the diagnosis and treatment of the trauma patient. The team evaluates the patient using carefully developed trauma protocols. This systematic assessment minimizes the chance that an injury will be missed. The trauma team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat the most severely injured patients. The team members include both adult and pediatric trauma surgeons, physicians from other surgical and medical specialties, nurses and social workers.

Injury prevention education is viewed as both the mission and responsibility of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital trauma programs. The trauma staff is dedicated to providing a wide variety of outreach efforts to help keep the public safe throughout the year. Programs include child passenger safety initiatives, bicycle safety programs, summer safety, home safety, and fall prevention in older adults. Each campus has a designated full-time trauma nurse coordinator.

Both  Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell are members of the Safe Kids Coalition of New York City. This is part of the National Safe Kids Campaign, a national organization committed to preventing unintentional childhood injury.

The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is also a member of The Injury Free Coalition for Kids (IFCK). IFCK is a hospital based, community driven injury prevention program that focuses on reducing injuries to the children of Washington Heights. Partnering with the Department of Community Pediatrics, we are working to build a safer community in Northern Manhattan. For more information about IFCK, click on the link at the right to visit our website.

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Trauma and Injury Prevention, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
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(212) 746-4135
Trauma and Injury Prevention, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
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(212) 305-9911
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