Emergency & Trauma Center

As the region’s Level I Trauma Center, we can handle any type of crisis.

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Joe Barnhart, Shooting Survivor

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Welcome to Emergency & Trauma Center

The Emergency and Trauma Center serves as the tertiary referral center for medical care in East Tennessee, serving Knox County and 21 surrounding counties.


Emergency Department

Our state of the art Emergency Department, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, serves as a tertiary referral center with dedicated emergency medicine professionals. Resources allow care of patients with ruptured aneurysms, cardiac emergencies, strokes and other time-limited, life-threatening emergencies – in addition to those affected by natural or man-made disasters -- at a moment’s notice.

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Medical Critical Care

Our state of the art Medical Critical Care, led by a multidisciplinary team of medical staff, provides comprehensive care for critically ill medical patients with a variety of diagnoses and complex treatments requiring close monitoring. Treatment of clinical conditions such as respiratory failure, GI bleeding, renal disease or multisystem organ failure takes place in MCC.

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Neuro Critical Care

Our elite, multidisciplinary medical staff offers state of the art care for patients with stroke, brain tumors, traumatic injuries, and other diseases and conditions of the brain and spine.

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Trauma Surgical ICU

Our state of the art Trauma Surgical ICU cares for critically injured patients using a team approach to trauma care. UT Medical Center serves as the region's only Level I Trauma Center – the highest designation available – since 1988.

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Trauma Services

UT Medical Center is a state-designated and American College of Surgeons-verified Level I Trauma Center – the highest designation available. Trauma Services works daily to advance care in East Tennessee and beyond providing the highest level of care for our patients and families.

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Aeromedical Services

UT LIFESTAR Aeromedical Services offers fast and safe transportation to all of East Tennessee. Based at UT Medical Center, they provide critical care treatment and transport to patients around the clock, 365 days a year, weather permitting.

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EMS & Referring Hospital Resources

Patient follow-up information will only be provided to those directly involved with the patient's care under compliance with state and federal rules and regulations.

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