Vanderbilt University Medical Center (10)

Providing trauma care for 65,000 square miles, the Division of Trauma at Vanderbilt University Hospital handles 5,000 acute trauma admissions annually. Essential for the quality of trauma care provided by Vanderbilt University Hospital are its facilities. These include a 23-bed burn unit, a 31 bed integrated Acute and Sub Acute care unit, which contains a 14 bed ICU, a 7 bed Acute Admission Area and a 10 bed Sub-Acute unit, and LifeFlight, an active air medical transport program. The Trauma Units’ unique geography allows close integration and management of patient progress from admission to discharge. LifeFlight provides rapid access to the tertiary care facilities of the Trauma Center for all patients within a 140-mile radius of Nashville. With over a decade of active service, the LifeFlight helicopters make over 2500 flights annually. LifeFlight and the  Stallworth Rehabilitation Center  allow patients to remain within the Vanderbilt system from the time of injury until their return to work. In addition to the active clinical program, the division supports injury prevention, ongoing research opportunities, and continuing medical education programs for Advanced Trauma Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Upcoming Programs and Events

VUMC TSN Peer Visitor Program


Trauma Survivors volunteer their time to provide support and encouragement to current trauma patients and their families. For information email [email protected] .

NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.