Trauma Care

Whether it’s a collision on the field or on the road, you can trust the expert trauma teams at Hackensack Meridian Health. We’re ready to treat you or your family — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year — at the trauma centers at Hackensack University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. 

Highest Level of Trauma Care Available 

When it matters most, you have access to New Jersey’s highest level of trauma care at our: The trauma center at Hackensack University Medical Center has been verified as a Level 1 Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Trauma Center Services

  • Dedicated trauma team: 24-hour immediate coverage by a trauma team, plus specialists in cardiac surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care
  • Specialty care for kids: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with 24-hour physician coverage and seamless connection to Hackensack Meridian Children’s Hospital teams of pediatric specialists.  Learn more about pediatric trauma care
  • The latest technology: Dedicated high-speed CT scanner for immediate full-body scans and ultrasound equipment to pinpoint critical injuries
  • Air medical services: Helipad and emergency medical transportation helicopter, AirMed One, for lifesaving air medical services throughout the NY/NJ area

Trauma Prevention Programs 

We believe trauma care starts with prevention. Our trauma prevention teams at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center research injury trends and develop education programs to help keep our communities safe. 

Car Seat Safety Fittings

Visit Jersey Shore University Medical Center on the first Tuesday of each month for our car seat fitting station. Our child passenger safety technicians will make sure your car seat is the right one for your child and is properly installed. For more information, call 732-776-4715email or download our flyer.


Programs for Seniors 

  • Fall Prevention Across the Lifespan
  • Planning Not Panic: Addressing Safety Needs of Aging Loved Ones
  • Matter of Balance
  • Take Charge of Your Health
  • Car Fit in collaboration with AARP and AAA

 

Programs for Teens 
School-Based:

  • Teen Safe Driving: Avoiding Impairments, Distractions and Speed
  • Your Power to be a Driving Force
  • NJM Share the Keys (parents are welcome)
  • Champion School Program
  • Bike and Helmet Safety Program (4th and 5th graders)

Non-School-Based:

  • Shore to Serve (community service opportunities)

 

Continuing Education Programs 

For EMTs, Paramedics, First Responders and Physicians

  • Molly Berkowitz Lecture Series
  • Annual Trauma Symposium

 

Programs for All Ages 

  • Stop The Bleed

 

If you would like more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s programs, please contact Tracy Nerney, RN, trauma injury prevention coordinator, at Tracy.Nerney@HMHN.org or 732-776-4515.

Programs for Seniors 

  • Let’s Talk- Senior Safety (Traffic Safety and Fall Prevention)

 

Programs for Children
School-Based:

  • Traumaroo
  • Bike Safety 
  • Playground Safety
  • Universal Safety Squad – Booster Seat and Seatbelt Safety
  • Head and Spinal Cord Injury (5th & 6th grade)

Non-School-Based:

  • International Walk to School Day

 

Programs for Teens 
School-Based:

  • Teen Safe Driving: Avoiding Impairments, Distractions and Speed
  • ENCARE 
  • Distracted Driving Prevention Program
  • High school Traffic Safety Challenge (HSTSC)

Non-School-Based:

  • Stoned Cold

 

Continuing Education Programs 
For EMTs, Paramedics, First Responders and Physicians

  • Annual Trauma Symposium

 

Programs for All Ages 

  • Stop The Bleed
  • Why a Trauma Center

 

If you would like more information about Hackensack University Medical Center’s programs, please call Meliam Gonzales, MSN, RN, Trauma Prevention Coordinator and Clinical Educator at 551-996-2672 or email Meliam.Gonzales@HMHN.org

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Our expert trauma teams are ready to treat you or your family — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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