If someone you love is injured, it’s comforting to know the very best care is available close to home. Since 2005, the Trauma Center at Reading Hospital has been working to ensure that every patient receives the best care possible.

The physicians and nurses in the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care provide three main services:

  • Care of traumatically injured patients, including resuscitation, emergency surgery, intensive care, and general medical care.
  • General surgery in either the emergency or elective setting.
  • Neurocritical care for patients suffering from intracranial tumor, stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, status epilepticus, or other conditions.

Level I Trauma Center at Reading Hospital

The Trauma Center at Reading Hospital is an accredited Level I Trauma Center. Located in N-Building within the Emergency Department, our Trauma Center has a recently expanded trauma resuscitation area with fully functional trauma bays and the capacity to handle multiple critically injured patients.

When a trauma occurs, minutes count. We have the resources to provide efficient surgical intervention to reduce the likelihood of death or permanent disability. As a Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) accredited trauma center, we are always prepared to treat the most serious life-threatening and disabling injuries while meeting the Foundation’s stringent set of requirements.

Dedicated, Multidisciplinary Trauma Specialists

Our trauma surgeons are on-site 24/7, with teams of specialists in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, radiology, emergency medicine, and other specialty areas. State-of-the-art resuscitation trauma bays allow the trauma team to quickly respond to multiple critically injured patients at the same time.

You'll benefit from expansive resources, superior clinical leadership, as well as a partnership with PennSTAR – which allows for immediate access to air transport with a helicopter housed on our helipad.