In addition to providing traditional emergency medical care for patients suffering from illness, the Level II Bristol-Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center offers advanced emergency care for patients suffering from traumatic injury.
Injury is the fourth leading cause of death among Americans, killing more than 93,000 people each year. Care provided in a trauma center decreases the chance of death following injury by 20 – 40% compared to care in ordinary hospitals. In addition to saving lives, trauma centers help patients return to the highest level of function possible following severe injury.
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center is a Level II New Jersey state-designated Trauma Center. One of only 10 designated trauma centers in New Jersey, we are the regional referral center for injured patients in Mercer County and adjacent parts of Somerset, Hunterdon, Burlington, and Middlesex counties as well as nearby areas of Pennsylvania. Severely injured patients are brought to us by ambulance or helicopter, and we provide comprehensive care from the time of injury through rehabilitation based on high national standards for patient care best practices.