Level 1 trauma centers in ny

Deborah C. Escalante

New York State Trauma Centers

The Department also maintains summary information on hospitals and the quality of care they provide. That hospital specific information can be found on the New York State Hospital Profile page.


Nassau Region

Level I Adult Trauma Center

  • Nassau University Medical Center
    2201 Hempstead Turnpike
    East Meadow, NY 11554-1854
    Adult Only
  • North Shore University Hospital
    300 Community Drive
    Manhasset, NY 11030
    Adult Only
  • NYU Winthrup University Hospital
    259 Mineola Street
    Mineola, NY 11501-3932
    Adult Only

Level II Adult Trauma Center

  • South Nassau Communities Hospital
    1 Health Road
    Oceanside, NY 11572
    Adult Only

Hudson Valley Region

Level I Adult & Pediatric Trauma Center

  • Westchester Medical Center
    100 Woods Road
    Valhalla, NY 10595-8251
    Adult and Pediatric

Level II Trauma Center

  • Mid Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center (formerly St. Francis Hospital)
    241 North Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    Level II Adult Only
  • Garnet Health Medical Center
    (formerly Orange Regional Medical Center)
    707 East Main Street
    Middletown, NY 10940
    Adult Only, Level II
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center
    45 Reade Place
    Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601
    Adult Only, Level II

Level III Trauma Center

  • St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital
    70 Dubois Street
    Newburgh, N.Y. 12550
    Adult Only, Level III
  • Montefiore Nyack Hospital
    160 North Midland Avenue
    Nyack, NY 10960
    Adult Only
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    255 Lafayette Ave
    Suffern NY 10901
    Adult Only, Level III, Provisional

Northeastern NY Region

Level I Adult Trauma Center

  • Albany Medical Center Hospital
    43 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany, NY 12208
    Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
    111 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT 05401

Level III Adult Trauma Center

  • Bassett Medical Center
    One Atwell Road
    Cooperstown, NY 13326-1394
    Level III Adult
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
    75 Beekman Street
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    Adult Only
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Central NY Region

Level I Adult & Pediatric Trauma Center

  • Upstate University Hospital
    750 East Adams Street
    Syracuse, NY 13210
    Adult and Pediatric

Level II Adult Trauma Center

  • United Health Services Hospital – Wilson Medical Center
    33-57 Harrison Street
    Johnson City, NY 13790
    Adult Only

Level III Adult Trauma Center

  • St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
    2209 Genesee Street
    Utica, NY 13501
    Adult Only
  • Canton Potsdam Hospital
    50 Leroy Street
    Canton Postdam, NY 13676
    Adult Only, Level III

Western NY Region

Level I Adult Trauma Center

  • Erie County Medical Center
    462 Grider Street
    Buffalo, NY 14215
    Adult Only

Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

  • John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
    818 Ellicott Street,
    Buffalo, NY 14203

Finger Lakes Region

Level I Adult Trauma Center

  • Strong Memorial Hospital
    601 Elmwood Avenue
    Rochester, NY 14642
    Adult and Pediatric

Level II Adult Trauma Center

  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
    One Guthrie Square
    Sayre, PA
    Adult Only

At the Trauma Center at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, our team provides the highest level of lifesaving care, including diagnosis, surgical intervention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Your treatment begins with our emergency medical service providers who provide care at the scene of your injury and during transport. When you arrive at our center, you are cared for by our team of specialists that includes trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, trauma nurses, radiology specialists, respiratory therapists, and rehabilitation experts.  

Level 1 Trauma Center

As a state-designated Level 1 Trauma Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons, our trauma and critical care surgeons, along with medical specialists, are available anytime, day or night. Our team provides treatment for the most serious injuries, including motor vehicle collisions, falls, accidents, and other life-threatening traumas. Our facility is equipped with the full range of adult trauma resources, and we are also able to assess pediatric injuries.

Located within the Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, our team is able to deliver all types of immediate surgical care, including neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery. Our trauma facility is a dedicated space that includes a resuscitation unit with operating room capabilities and the most advanced life-support technology.  

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NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island is home to an American College of Surgeons–verified and New York State–designated Level 1 Trauma Center.

Treatment may continue in the advanced intensive care units at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, where we provide patient-centered care that is focused on supporting you through the healing process. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other rehabilitation treatments from NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation are prescribed as necessary to help you through your recovery.

Community Outreach

Through our community outreach programs, we educate the public on ways to reduce the risk of injury and save lives, including fall prevention and training to stop life-threatening bleeding.

Our Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults aims to reduce the risk of falls, which are a leading cause of head injury and hip fracture. Through our hospital-based programs and partnerships with community groups, we provide tips and strategies that include regular vision exams and maintaining an exercise routine.

Our programs to help maintain and improve balance include the following:

  • A Matter of Balance, made up of eight sessions of two hours each, is designed to increase activity levels and reduce fears of falling.
  • Stepping On, consisting of seven sessions of two hours, focuses on community mobility, home hazards, medication reviews, safe footwear, and vision.
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention helps older adults increase their confidence performing everyday activities. The workshop lasts eight weeks, with two hour-long classes weekly.

CarFit, another program for older adults, helps drivers improve the personal fit in their vehicle, including proper positioning of mirrors and seats. During this 20-minute evaluation, trained professionals ensure each driver can correctly adjust their vehicle to fit them, and provide safety information and materials to promote continued driving mobility.

We also offer a Stop the Bleed training course, which teaches people with little or no medical training how to recognize and control excessive bleeding caused by a traumatic injury. During this in-person, hands-on training session, participants learn how to apply a tourniquet and use pressure to stop bleeding. Participants receive a certificate of completion.

For more information on these programs, please call 516-663-9643 or email [email protected].

With trauma and emergency services, where you seek treatment really matters. That’s because with major trauma, every second counts. We’re talking about injuries from motor vehicle crashes, falls from height or down stairs, burns, and combined or multisystem injuries. For these you need an expert team with the experience and technology to make a quick and correct diagnosis. You need dedicated operating rooms with trauma surgeons available 24/7. You need unlimited access to a blood supply and immediate access to trauma specialists and emergency physicians, as well as experts from a wide variety of medical specialties. And you need it fast — every day of the year, every hour of the night.

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With minor emergencies, you need the expertise, sophisticated processes and gold standard procedures in place to keep minor things minor so you can get back to your life as quickly as possible without complications. 

For both, there’s Stony Brook Medicine. Not only have we been Suffolk County’s only Level 1 Trauma Center for the past 20 years – meaning that we care for the most critical patients – but recent statistics show that Stony Brook is one of two hospitals in New York with the best survival rates for seriously injured patients among all the trauma centers in the state. This includes Manhattan and all of Long Island. If you are sick or injured, Stony Brook is where you want to be.

A Regional Trauma Center with Level I Designation

Stony Brook is what’s known as a regional trauma center. This means that it has been designated by New York State to handle the most severe injuries and most complex cases. As the county’s only Level I Trauma Center, Stony Brook provides a level of care beyond the capabilities of the emergency rooms at local hospitals. In fact, patients who arrive at community hospitals with serious illness or injury are often transported to Stony Brook.   

What does the Level I designation mean?  Although the criteria differ by state, the trauma center ranking system (Level I, II, III, IV or V) refers to the kinds of resources and the standard of care available, as well as the ability to handle a certain volume of severely injured patients. Level I is the highest designation, indicating that the most advanced care is available. Level I facilities such as Stony Brook are typically part of a comprehensive tertiary care facility that serves an entire region. They are able to provide 24-hour, in-house (as opposed to on-call) coverage by trauma surgeons, as well as prompt availability of care in specialties such as orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial, pediatrics and critical care. Level I trauma centers also take a leadership role in prevention, public education and continuing education of trauma team members, along with participating in research and quality assessment initiatives.

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