Life’s most serious moments need advanced trauma and acute care surgery

If you or a loved one suffers a serious injury, every minute counts. Whether it’s a car accident that causes traumatic brain injury, a fall that leads to a severe orthopaedic injury or another emergency, Main Line Health offers comprehensive, immediate and specialized trauma and acute care surgery.

Coordinated care from a highly specialized trauma and acute care surgery team

The Main Line Health Jefferson Trauma and Acute Care Surgery team is made up of a multidisciplinary group including trauma and acute care surgeons, emergency physicians and other specialties, including neurosurgery, oral-maxillofacial, orthopaedics, plastic surgery and more. Certified trauma nurses, dedicated anesthesiologists and intensive care physicians and nurses also help ensure you receive the best possible trauma care.

The latest treatment, available right when you need it

A traumatic injury or life-threatening event can happen at any time, day or night. That's why Main Line Health offers around-the-clock trauma and acute care surgery at our two trauma centers—Lankenau Medical Center and Paoli Hospital in the Philadelphia suburbs. Whether you need trauma and acute care surgery, or constant monitoring in the intensive care unit (ICU), our team works together to manage your condition from start to finish.

When you need a regional trauma center

Many traumatic injuries require specialty care that may not be available where you are. In these situations, you may need to be transferred to your area Trauma Center. Our Transfer Center can assist you and your physician with this process.

Need to transfer a patient to us? For 24-hour physician-to-physician consultation with a trauma surgeon or for transfer of an injured patient, call the Main Line Health Transfer Center at 1.855.MLH.STAT (1.855.654.7828).

Transfer a patient

Once you arrive at a Main Line Health Trauma Center, our trauma specialists provide the latest treatments for all types of traumatic injury and offer the most advanced diagnostic tools, including radiology and lab services.

Preventing traumatic injury when possible

Not all trauma-related emergencies can be prevented; however, sometimes taking precautions can help you avoid a serious injury and save lives. Main Line Health is dedicated to providing education and prevention information to help our patients avoid traumatic injury when possible. Through our Yellow Dot Program, we provide important information to first responders that enables them to help patients more quickly and effectively during the critical first moments following a medical emergency.

Whether it is knowing what to do in a weather emergency, taking steps to make your home or car safer for children, or learning how you can decrease your risk for falls through our Matter of Balance Program, we want to help you stay safe and healthy.

To transfer a patient or for a physician consultation, contact the experienced team at Main Line Health by calling our transfer center at 1.855.MLH.STAT (654.7828).

Our Locations

Lankenau Medical Center Trauma Center
100 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096

Paoli Hospital Trauma Center
255 West Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301