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Trauma care

Trauma leads cause of death for ages 1 to 46, says the National Trauma Institute. 

Marshfield Medical Center sees 20,000 trauma wounds each year. Our adult and pediatric trauma centers provide care like centers in large cities. We have teams and technology to respond around the clock. 

Care starts before you arrive

At a trauma center, we care for you even before injury happens with safety education. A trauma center's total care includes: 

  1. Injury prevention
  2. Total trauma care
  3. Rehabilitation (*CARF accredited)

What is injury prevention education? > 

What are rehabilitation services? > 

If you have questions about Marshfield Medical Center’s trauma team, contact our trauma program manager at 715-387-9564.

The Golden Hour

There is a crucial 60 minutes between injury and care known as The Golden Hour. Advanced care in The Golden Hour improves outcomes. Trauma teams train to respond fast during this time. 

Level II trauma care

American College of Surgeons (ACS) sorts trauma centers by levels. Level I trauma centers rank highest. Level IV trauma centers rank lowest. 

In Central Wisconsin, you have access to Level II trauma services at Marshfield Medical Center. We remain the only Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center in Central Wisconsin and are able to provide excellent care throughout your entire hospitalization. 

We differ from a Level I trauma center in our teaching and research abilities. Our specialized care abilities are the same. 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides more information on trauma levels: Hospital Trauma Classification Process > 

Regional fire and rescue teams

In the Marshfield area, you are just minutes away from ambulance and EMS support services. 

Marshfield Medical Center partners with Marshfield Fire and Rescue team as well as other regional teams. 

Our partnerships allow us to provide ambulance and EMS services, plus transport to hospital care. 


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