One of the only established centers for critical care in the United States

If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.

Patients with life-threatening illnesses and injuries benefit from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s tradition of excellence in patient care, education, and research. Our multidisciplinary trauma team is ready 24 hours a day to provide care to the most severely injured patients from throughout the state.

Designated as a Level 1 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons, Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is widely recognized as a regional resource to care for the most critically ill and injured patients.

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center has held a Level I designation from the American College of Surgeons since 1987 and was one of the first hospitals to receive the designation after the verification program started.

Level 1 Trauma Care

All blunt, penetrating and burn trauma

Available specialists including:
  • Trauma Surgeons and Critical Care In-hospital 24/7
  • Radiology in-hospital 24/7
  • Orthopedic Trauma Specialists
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular and Cardiac Surgery—Level  I Heart and Vascular Emergency Program
  • Hand (including extremity replantation)
  • Microsurgery/Flap Reconstruction
  • Ophthalmology (wide range of Eye subspecialists)
  • ENT/Plastic Surgery/Oral Surgery/Dentistry
  • Urological Trauma
Specialized services
  • Interventional Radiologists and Endovascular Therapies
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Advanced mechanical ventilation
  • Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation (ECMO)/Perfusion
  • Massive transfusion

Level III Trauma Care at University Hospital East

The Ohio Department of Safety and the Ohio Department of Health have recognized The Ohio State University Hospital East as a Provisional Level III Trauma Center. Trauma coverage at East Hospital is provided by the same experienced clinical team that serves the University Hospital Level I Trauma Center. 

As a Level III Trauma Center, East Hospital can now provide critical access, stabilization of patients, and definitive trauma care to patients with serious traumatic injuries. Collaboration with University Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center will allows East Hospital to provide extended services and a full range of trauma care within The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center system.

Our Trauma Care Surgery Specialists