Tacoma Trauma

Trauma and Acute Care Surgical Services at St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital
Serving Pierce County and the Washington State Trauma West Region

The designated Tacoma trauma hospital of the day alternates daily between St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital

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Trauma Trust

Trauma Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is jointly supported by two major independent health care systems in Tacoma, WA. We serve the two hospitals (St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital).  Both are Washington State – designated Level II trauma centers providing advanced trauma, critical care and emergency general surgery services for Tacoma, the Washington State West Trauma Region and beyond.

Trauma Trust also provides trauma education for professionals and injury prevention education for the public.

Our group of surgeons and APP's provide diverse inpatient care that include: trauma and emergency general surgery, critical care and elective general surgery services

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Recent Activities

Gun Violence Mitigation in Tacoma

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The Tacoma Trauma team is partnering with the Tacoma Police Department to find ways to mitigate gun violence in our city.  Gun violence has increased dramatically in Tacoma as it has in other major US cities.  A project is underway to address this problem among the Tacoma youth.  A presentation is being planned for this Spring.  Details to follow.

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REBOA Presentation – Dr. Roedel

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(REBOA)  Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta Dr. Erik Roedel, (Madigan Army Medical Center), presents to our trauma team, his experience using this minimally invasive technique to gain temporary control of life- threatening hemorrhage.  

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Stop The Bleed class at Pioneer Elementary School

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Three Tacoma Trauma and Critical Care physician assistants who are also mothers of school-aged children, (Tiffany Crabb, Katrina Flowers-Piercy and Shelly Voigt), collaborated with Dr. Quinton Hatch of Madigan Army Medical Center to teach a “Stop The Bleed” class at a Gig Harbor elementary school. Not long after the Uvalde school shooting tragedy, we were all reminded of the need to prepare for such events. The class was enthusiastically received by the participating students and…

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Ongoing Activities

Link to Harborview Injury and Prevention website

This is a relatively new Harborview website covering a wide range of topics and is an excellent resource.

WA State Traumatic Brain Injury Links

New Updates Soon!
TBI Resources and Workbook
Capable Caregiving for Brain Injury
Learning and Support Resources
We support Pierce County's Fall Prevention Coalition

Falls Free is a Pierce County project to reduce the risk of falling among our seniors.  This excellent video was produced by The Fall Prevention Coalition with Dennis Bounds narrating.

https://fallsfreepiercecounty.org/directory-falls-free

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