The RUHS Medical Center (RUHSMC) trauma team serves more than 3,700 adults and children each year. RUHSMC is an ACS-COT verified Level I trauma center and is the only Pediatric Level II trauma center in Riverside County. Our trauma center is staffed by highly trained, board-certified Trauma Surgeons, specialty nursing and support staff who ensure that patients receive high-quality emergency trauma care when every minute counts. Our multidisciplinary team provides quick identification of injuries and treatment of life-threatening problems.

With a commitment to medical and academic excellence, RUHS Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, in partnership with University of California Riverside, offers a one year, intensive Surgical Critical Care fellowship. Here we foster professional growth through scheduled didactics, interdisciplinary rounds, committee participation, patient care, and extensive research opportunities at the Comparative Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes Research Center (CECORC). The RUHS Trauma team embraces the hospital mission to improve the health and well-being of our patients and community through exceptional and compassionate care, education and outreach.

About Our Medical Center

  • Only ACS-COT verified Level I trauma center in Riverside County.
  • Only pediatric level 2 trauma center in Riverside County
  • Serves as a designated safety net hospital for the region.
  • Faculty hold special certificates in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care from the American Board of Surgery.
  • Helicopter services allow us to care for patients from across the entire county and beyond.

Contact Us

Trauma Patient Follow-up and Outpatient Resources
Staff are available to take your call 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday through our Trauma Clinic (951) 988-9644

Urgent trauma service support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us through the operator at (951) 486‑4000

Surgical Critical Care fellowship
Join our one year critical care fellowship! Applications to our ACGME accredited fellowship available through SAFAS

Our Surgical Critical Care Unit

The surgical ICU at RUHS has 12 dedicated beds and supports the trauma, neurosurgery, emergency general surgery, and subspecialty surgical services.

Patient Outreach

In addition to providing critical services when the need arises, RUHS Trauma Department aims to educate the public to minimize preventable accidents or deaths. Contact Kelly Smith, Trauma nurse coordinator and injury prevention coordinator for more information.

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