TRAUMA - Townsen Memorial Hospital Group





While you can’t predict a trauma injury, they can happen to anyone, at any place, at any time. If you suffer from a trauma injury, such as a bad fall or burn, the last thing you want to worry about is finding medical care. At Townsen Memorial Hospital and Emergency Room, we take trauma seriously, so you can focus on what matters—your recovery.

What is Trauma?

In medical terms, trauma refers to a serious or critical bodily injury that requires immediate medical attention. They often require emergent interventions to save a patient’s life or limb(s). The most common trauma injuries occur due to falls and motor vehicle accidents. However, these are not the only incidents that can cause a patient serious harm. Any event that causes life-threatening injuries can be referred to as traumas. Some additional examples include burns, assaults, and gun shot wounds.

How We Handle Trauma

At Townsen Memorial Hospital and Emergency Room, our medical team is trained in trauma care. Getting patients help within the Golden Hour of their injury—the first sixty minutes following the traumatic event—is of the utmost importance. Because appropriate trauma care has been shown to reduce the risk of death or permanent injury, we are equipped to handle even the most severe cases—to ensure you or a loved one can get back to being yourself as quickly as possible after a traumatic injury.

Types of Trauma Injuries

Our medical team is versed in handling all types of trauma injuries, including the following:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spine fractures
  • Amputation – traumatic
  • Facial trauma
  • Acoustic trauma
  • Crush injury
  • Concussion
  • Broken bone
  • Jaw – Broken or dislocated
  • Skull fracture
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Collapsed lung
  • Myocardial contusion
  • Burns
  • Electrical injury
  • Hypovolemic shock
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Gun Shot Wounds

Contact Us

To learn more about how we handle trauma injuries, call (281) 369-9001 or visit