What is a Trauma Center?
Portsmouth Hospital is the only accredited ACS Level II Trauma Center in NH
Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a designated Level II Trauma Center by the State of New Hampshire and verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). In order to receive trauma center verification, a hospital must meet rigorous criteria as defined by the state as well as the American College of Surgeons in the areas of emergency department facilities, operating room services and prompt availability of medical care in numerous specialties, such as trauma surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics and critical care. As the only ASC Level II Trauma Center in NH, we’re equipped to handle the most critical emergencies. From motor vehicle accidents to falls, we stand ready to help patients from our region.
Support for Serious Emergencies
If you are critically ill or injured, our specially trained medical professionals with specialized equipment converge at your bedside as soon as you arrive in the ER. We deliver care immediately; with a rapid and systematic protocol that ensures you receive the critical attention you need as quickly as possible.
With traumatic injury, saving time is crucial. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is designed to quickly care for severely injured patients and increase chances of survival.
- Access to emergency treatment across our region
- Located right off of I-95, and Route 16 for convenient access
- A helipad located directly outside of the ER to provide rapid response time
- Designated trauma rooms located directly inside ambulance entrance
- Critical care unit, surgical suites and imaging located next to ER for rapid access to diagnosis and treatment
Coordinated EMS Response
Working together to serve our region
Trauma care begins with area first responders. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) makes split-second, life-saving decisions when transferring patients to Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s ER. We work closely with our EMS partners to provide care before patients arrive so our highly-trained trauma staff stands ready for critical emergencies.
Experienced Trauma Team
You’re in good hands
Designation as a Level II Trauma Center certifies that Portsmouth Regional Hospital has the resources to deal with severely injured patients on a round-the-clock basis. To earn this coveted distinction, Portsmouth Regional Hospital had to demonstrate a critical mass of resources, support systems and complex processes. That’s why only a limited number of trauma centers have been designated in the State of NH. Studies have shown the more experience the staff has with high-risk surgical situations; the better the patient’s chances are for survival.
Our trauma surgeons and physicians are on site 24/7 to provide the highest level of life-saving care. Your care team includes: