Trauma is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Fewer than eight percent of hospitals have a trauma center.
UC San Diego Health leads the nation in effective trauma care, operating the region's first Level 1 Trauma Center. Our team has provided care for critical injuries in San Diego and Imperial Counties since 1976.
Our Trauma Center is part of the San Diego Trauma System – a collaborative, lifesaving, countrywide effort of six hospitals. Equipped with special facilities, advanced technology, and highly trained personnel, the Trauma Center is committed to decreasing the mortality rate from traumatic injuries in the San Diego region.