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Northwestern Memorial's Trauma and Critical Care Division is an Illinois-designated Level I trauma center that delivers state-of-the-art surgical care to critically ill and injured patients, including:

  • Acute traumatic injuries
  • Complex surgical infections
  • Inpatient critical care of surgical patients
  • Post-operative care

Having a level 1 designation means that the emergency department at Northwestern Memorial has demonstrated that it has trained and capable personnel available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for diagnosing and treating the most critically injured patients with life-threatening injuries. As a level 1 facility, we are capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury, from injury prevention to intensive care to rehabilitation.

We are also prepared to provide specialized care in all types of emergencies, including state-wide and region-wide emergencies. To learn more about the criteria to be designated as a level 1 trauma center, visit the Illinois State Administrative Code .

Last UpdateJune 21, 2011