Level 1 Trauma Center
If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 immediately.
Delray Medical Center is a state-designated Level I Trauma Center for Palm Beach County. Our team includes board-certified emergency physicians, dedicated nurses certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and experienced technicians, as well as specialty surgeons and consultants on call. Our staff is highly trained to provide excellent care.
If you have any questions after discharge, or if there is anything we can do for you, please call the Emergency Department at (561) 495-3115.
If you receive a major traumatic injury, your chances of survival improve greatly if you receive definitive treatment in the first 60 minutes.
What is a trauma center?
Trauma centers have the specially trained medical personnel along with advanced diagnostic and treatment equipment necessary to treat people with the most severe injuries. Trauma centers are classified by the level of care they provide: Level IV (lowest) to Level I (highest). Both Level I and Level II trauma centers offer the immediate availability of trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists, physician specialists, nurses, and resuscitation equipment that are needed to treat critically injured patients. Level I centers treat a higher number of patients and must participate in teaching and research.
What types of patients are treated?
An emergency room treats more common illnesses and injuries such as back pain, broken bones, cuts or concussions. A trauma center sees patients who have multiple fractures, possible paralysis, punctured lungs, stab wounds, gunshot wounds and brain injuries.