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Serving over 2.6 million people, Stanford Medicine is the only Level 1 Adult and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons (ASC) on the peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide specialized care to over 3700 patients per year and handle 20-25 consults daily. We offer exceptional 24-hours-a-day onsite trauma specialists in a state-of-the art facility, fully equipped to handle any medical or surgical emergency.
April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month and newly licensed teen drivers are most at risk. Parents, join us for a free to virtual workshop to learn how to limit distractions while driving. Learn more.
Traumatic injury can result in serious disability and is a leading cause of death in this nation. Many injuries can be prevented or avoided, including those from auto and motorcycle crashes, bicycle crashes, gun violence, or even seemingly simple crashes, such as a fall within your own home. Behavior and environmental modifications, as well as consistent use of safety equipment, can help to decrease the incidence of events resulting in injury.
Prevention laws and programs have been proven to save lives in many ways:
Seat belts have saved over 250,000 lives since 1975
Motorcycle helmets are estimated to have saved 1,544 lives in 2010 alone
The Graduated Driver Licensing Law (GDL) for new teen drivers has been estimated to decrease deaths on the road by up to 14%
Bicycle helmets are estimated to reduce head injury by 85%
Stanford Health Care is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.