The New Jersey Trauma Center at University Hospital is the sole Level I Trauma Center for the densely populated region of northern New Jersey. A specially trained trauma team is available 24/7 to treat severely injured patients.
Working in concert with University Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services, the NorthSTAR air rescue program, area MICU programs and scores of volunteer rescue squads throughout the region, the New Jersey Trauma Center brings skillful care to the most severely injured patients during the critical Golden Hour.
The Department of Otolaryngology shares the trauma responsibilities at University Hospital with the oral maxillofacial surgery and plastic surgery teams. From facial fractures to emergency airways, the Department of Otolaryngology works with the trauma team in order to provide the best available care for these high risk patients.