Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center that takes a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to trauma care. Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Radiology, and Anesthesia, along with Social Work and Physical Therapy, work together in the Emergency Department and the Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit to provide leading-edge trauma care. The admitting Trauma Service also includes a dedicated nurse practitioner who directs post-operative and other trauma care. BIDMC is a tertiary care center that receives trauma patients from referring hospitals in the region.
The Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit provides a comprehensive tertiary level of ICU care. This service, which integrates surgical and anesthesia critical care, provides state-of-the-art care for patients with postoperative cardiac and respiratory collapse, and coordinates care for patients with trauma and multi-organ failure.
Trauma Surgery and Emergency Medicine have combined teaching conferences and sponsor a Fellowship in Critical Care.