Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center that takes a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach to trauma care. The Departments of Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Radiology, and Anesthesia, along with Social Work and Physical Therapy work together in the Emergency Department and the Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit to provide leading edge trauma care. The admitting Trauma Service is also comprised of a dedicated nurse practitioner that directs post-operative and other trauma care. BIDMC acts as a tertiary care center that receives trauma patients from referring hospitals in the area.
The Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit provides a comprehensive tertiary level of ICU care. This service, which integrates surgery and anesthesia critical care, provides state-of-the-art care for patients with postoperative cardiac and respiratory collapse, and coordinates multilevel care for patients with trauma and multi-organ failure.
The Departments of Trauma Surgery and Emergency Medicine have combined teaching conferences and sponsor a Fellowship in Critical Care.