Being an adult Level I Trauma Center means we provide the highest level of specialty expertise for every aspect of an injury. Our trauma center covers every aspect of an injury, from injury prevention to rehabilitation. We also have a strong commitment to community planning and prevention, professional education and research.

Disaster Planning

Froedtert & MCW staff is involved in disaster planning for the region by participating in community disaster exercises involving police, emergency medical services and other hospitals. The scenarios differ with each exercise. The hospital simulates victims with by using volunteers or “paper” patients.

Prevention is the best way to reduce traumatic injuries and save lives. As part of the being the adult Level I Trauma Center, we are committed to community injury prevention education. Froedtert & MCW nurses and Medical College of Wisconsin physicians reach out to the community with programs aimed at preventing behaviors that may result in injury. Programs include:

Injury Prevention Programs

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Program

The goal of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program is to help patients achieve complete recovery – both psychological and physical – from traumatic injury. Our Trauma Center is one of the first in the nation with a clinical psychologist on staff to assess patients for PTSD. 

Professional Education

With an accredited adult Level I Trauma Center, Froedtert Hospital is responsible for providing regional leadership on trauma prevention and education.

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