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Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Trauma Service

Stanford Hospital & Clinics became a trauma center in 1986, and since 1998 has been recognized as a Level I Trauma Center, the highest level awarded by the American College of Surgeons.

Stanford provides specialized care to more than 2,500 trauma patients per year. We receive patients from many outlying counties in addition to interfacility transports of patients who need Stanford's expertise. Patients are transported directly to our facility by paramedics and flight crews, such as Stanford's Life Flight.

The Stanford Trauma Center incorporates the adjoining Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, where children under 17 are admitted after stabilization in the Emergency Department (ED) or operating room (OR).

To refer or transfer a patient, call:

Transfer Center

Patients may be transferred using Stanford Life Flight air or ground transport. Learn more about the Transfer Center.

Trauma Service

Meet Our Team

Meet our team


Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Stanford Life Flight Trauma Care: Doctor-Patient Relationship Lasting Impressions

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