Level I Trauma Center in Richmond, Virginia

If you are critically injured, Chippenham Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center in central Virginia is here to deliver the best possible care. In these types of traumatic situations, this care can make the difference between life and death. Specifically, if you are treated within an hour of your incident — referred to as the "golden hour" — your chances of survival increase. That is why our specially trained physicians, surgeons and medical professionals are prepared to provide you the critical attention you need 24/7.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Trauma services

Our Level I Trauma Center provides a higher level of care for the most critically injured patients.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • A comprehensive team of trauma-trained and board-certified surgeons across varying specialties
  • Prompt assessment, resuscitation, advanced surgery, intensive care and stabilization for critically injured patients
  • A helipad for quick transport from an accident to the trauma center or another medical center, if necessary
  • A comprehensive program to regularly review our care standards based on national standards published by the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Emergency Physician
  • A program to evaluate quality and provide ongoing staff education to ensure we continue to provide high-quality care to the community
  • A community outreach program
If you aren't certain about a critical care situation, contact a nurse 24/7 at (804) 320-3627

Streamlined, coordinated trauma care

Your survival often depends on your emergency medical services (EMS) provider’s ability to rapidly evaluate your injuries and determine the appropriate place for you to receive trauma care. That is why we work closely with our EMS partners to provide critical care before you even arrive at our hospital.

Our emergency care partners

Our EMS partners have knowledge and experience in trauma care, allowing them to make split-second, life-saving decisions. Working with them enables us to best anticipate and prepare for your immediate needs.

Our EMS provider partners include:

Trauma center at HCA Virginia

Trauma centers provide highly-trained physicians, specialists, critical care nurses and support staff who are available around the clock to care for your most serious healthcare needs. Trauma centers often provide burn care for individuals suffering from minor to severe burns.

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