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Brain and Spine Trauma

Traumatic injuries to any part of your body can be sudden and severe, and may take a long time to heal. But injuries to your brain or spine can be especially devastating — even life-threatening.

Brain and spine trauma can happen for many reasons including falls, car accidents or high-impact sports. Based on how severe your injury is, complications can vary. You may lose consciousness, break bones, have bleeding in your brain or become paralyzed.

PeaceHealth cares for complex brain and spine injuries in children and adults. Your treatment team may include emergency medicine doctors, neurologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons or physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists. We’ll assess and treat your injury, manage complications and help you heal.

Brain and spine trauma care at PeaceHealth

Brain and spine injuries happen when you least expect it. That’s why PeaceHealth is prepared to care for even the most critical injuries.

Advanced trauma care is right here in your community

PeaceHealth is a Level II trauma center with neurosurgeons and air transport services available 24/7, we’re prepared to care for most brain and spine injuries.

We’re recognized for safe spine surgery

PeaceHealth has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. This means our patients have lower readmission rates and fewer reoperations.

We offer neurological intensive care

We’re one of a few hospitals in the Northwest with a neuro ICU. Patients with brain and spine injuries receive around-the-clock care from neurologists, neurosurgeons, critical care doctors and specially trained nurses.

You have access to the highest level of rehabilitation

Our inpatient rehabilitation center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Patients cared for in accredited facilities are often able to function better more quickly. This means they can return to their homes instead of a skilled nursing facility.