GREENSBORO, NC -- There's only one Level I trauma center in Nevada. Thankfully, it was in Las Vegas. The hospital was swamped with more than 500 people injured and 59 people killed.

In North Carolina we have several Level I trauma centers, one here in the Triad with Wake Forest University Baptist in Winston-Salem. And then there are five more throughout the state; Charlotte, Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Greenville.

  • Carolinas Medical Center—Charlotte
  • Duke University Medical Center—Durham
  • UNC Hospital—Chapel Hill
  • University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina—Greenville
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center—Winston-Salem

Trauma center levels go from I to V.The numbers indicate the resources available in the trauma center and the number of patients admitted yearly. Level I trauma centers are capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury from prevention to rehab.

And they have 24 hour in-house coverage by general and specialty surgeons.

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