Emergency Department
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Level I Trauma

Providing world class
trauma care

Level 1 Trauma Center

What is a Level 1 Trauma Center?

Stanford is the only designated Level I Trauma Center on the Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose. We are honored to be a verified Level 1 Trauma Center, which is the highest ranking possible for a trauma center, by the prestigious American College of Surgeons. This means that patients brought here after a serious injury have immediate access to trauma surgeons, operating rooms, and highly skilled specialists.

Surgical specialties include:

A Level 1 Trauma Center provides access to:

We provide leadership and total care for every aspect of traumatic injury from prevention through rehabilitation. In addition to acute care responsibilities, Stanford Hospital provides leadership in education, research and trauma system planning.

Our program is carefully regulated to maintain very high standards of care. Our team regularly participates in advanced training and detailed case analysis to ensure continued skills development and outstanding patient care.

Patient Transfer

If you are a doctor, authorized hospital representative, or an emergency responder (police, firehouse, medic, etc.) and wish to transfer a patient to Stanford’s Level 1 Trauma Center:

Please contact our Medical Transfer Center

Phone: (650) 723-4696
Toll Free: (800) 800-1551
Fax: (650) 723-6505
Days & Hours
7 days a week, 24 hours

Our air ambulance service, Life Flight, may be dispatched to assist in patient transport. We also accept patient transfers from other air ambulance providers.

The Emergency Department is the point of entry to Stanford Hospital for nearly all trauma patients.

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