Level II Trauma Center
Aurora BayCare Medical Center has been verified as a Level II trauma center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes Aurora BayCare's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients and is the highest ranking a non-university-affiliated emergency center can attain. Aurora BayCare first received Level II trauma verification in 2004.
Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. Key elements of a Level II trauma center include 24-hour, immediate coverage by trauma and neurosurgeons and specialists in orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, and critical care.