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Stanford provides specialized care to over 2,500 trauma patients per year. We receive patients from many outlying counties in addition to interfacility transports of patients who need Stanford's expertise. Patients are transported directly to our facility by paramedics and flight crews, such as Stanford's Life Flight.
Level 1 trauma centers treat any injury caused by an external force, from auto collisions to gunshot wounds. Stanford is the only Level 1 Trauma Center for southern San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties - and one of the few in the country to receive a flawless report from the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma.
Over the past three years, we have seen a 400 percent increase in transfers to Stanford of the most complex trauma and critical care cases, attributable to our growing reputation, outreach efforts, and Life Flight helicopter transport program.
In addition, we run an exemplary quality improvement program that in conjunction with research efforts is yielding important advances in trauma and critical care. Among those advances are unique prevention efforts to reduce infection, better predict post-traumatic stress disorder, and reduce gang violence.
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.