PeaceHealth Southwest's Trauma Center is a Washington state verified Level II trauma center. It is one of three state-designated trauma centers in the Portland metropolitan area and is the only one in Vancouver, Washington. This trauma center oversees the quality of trauma care in six southwest Washington counties and is equipped to handle any complex or severe traumas with a multi-disciplinary approach. Our team treats about 2,000 trauma patients each year.
The team consists of 10 surgeons who are all board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, and four physician assistants who assist the surgeon in taking care of patients in the ED, ICU, ward, OR, and in clinic. Together, these 14 members are there when the injured patient arrives in the emergency department, round daily in the ICU and ward, arrange the discharge, and continue the care in clinic. We have two surgeons on at a time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.