St. Joseph’s University Medical Center (165)


Accreditation for our Trauma Services is provided by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This verifies and assures that each patient is provided the highest quality and standards in evidence-based care. The Trauma team consists of surgical and emergency department attending physicians, residents, fellows, advanced nurse practitioners, registered nurses and technicians all of whom are highly educated and certified professionals with vast experience in the care of the injured patient.

Critical trauma patients are immediately met by our team upon arriving at the Emergency Department. Trauma Transport systems includes the Emergency Medical System (EMS) which utilizes both ground ambulance and helicopter. Trauma patients are frequently referred to SJUMC from surrounding community non-trauma hospitals. The SJUMC transfer center assists transferring facilities by efficiently mobilizing vital resources requiring the safe and expedited transfer of injured patients.

TSN Coordinator


Lucia Vargas-Jimenez
Email Coordinator

703 Main Street
Paterson, New Jersey, 07503


Upcoming Programs & Events

Join TSN

Join the TSN community of trauma survivors, families and friends! Registration is easy, free and will only take a few minutes of your time. Please be assured that the TSN website is non-commercial and provides a private and secure way to communicate with others. You will be identified by your username only (which you select when you register). You control access to all personal information you choose to provide. If you have any questions, please read our privacy policy or contact us.
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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.


Community Resources

ADRC of New Jersey

The Aging and Disability Resource Connection serves as a visible and trusted source of information on long term services and supports for persons of all incomes. ADRC professional staff assists seniors, adults, and their caregivers in finding benefits and services they need. The ADRC goal is to improve the experience of consumers and their families when seeking access to information, supports and services.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-514-0301 (voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

American Trauma Society

The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.

Amputee Coalition The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults, and families.

Brain Injury Association of America

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.

DIAL, Inc.

DIAL, Inc. is a Center for Independent Living, which is part of a statewide network of non-residential centers designed and operated to provide services to individuals with significant disabilities. These services include: Information and Referral, Advocacy, Peer Support, Independent Living Skills Training, and Facilitating Community Transition.

Brain Injury Alliance New Jersey

The mission of the Brain Injury Alliance New Jersey is to improve the quality of life for anyone impacted by brain injury by providing support, advocacy, and information, while promoting brain injury prevention.

Disability Rights New Jersey

Disability Rights is New Jersey’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency under federal law. They advance the human, civil, and legal rights of persons with disabilities and promote their self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration into all facets of community life.

Eva’s Village

Eva’s Village is a nonprofit, comprehensive behavioral health, and social service nonprofit organization with a mission to provide care and support for people struggling with poverty, hunger, homelessness, and addiction.

Family Caregiver Alliance

The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Mental Health Association Passaic County

The mission of the Mental Health Association in Passaic County (MHAPC) is to serve children, adults and families affected by mental illness through support services, education, and advocacy. MHAPC acts to ensure that every person in Passaic County with a mental illness receives prompt and appropriate treatment in the most therapeutic, least restrictive setting closest to home.

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime

The National Center for Victims of Crimes 1. Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, 2. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and 3. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims’ Issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives. (Also see VictimConnect Resource Center)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This network provides resources and education about Trauma-Informed Care and how trauma impacts children and families

NJ WorkAbility

NJ WorkAbility offers people with disabilities who are working, and whose income would otherwise make them ineligible for Medicaid, the opportunity to receive full Medicaid coverage.

Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children

Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization located in Paterson, New Jersey. They carry out educational and social service programs that help women enter and succeed in the workforce and help children flourish academically. They also operate a soup kitchen and provide emergency food, clothing, and social support to city residents in need.

Passaic County Department of Senior Services, Disability & Veteran Affairs

The Department of Senior Services, Disability & Veterans Affairs provides and coordinates numerous services and sponsors many activities for older adult, adults with disabilities and veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office of Victim Witness Advocacy

The principal goals of the Office of Victim Witness Advocacy are to provide information, advocacy, emotional support, and referrals to victims and witnesses coping with the trauma and burdens experienced in the aftermath of crime. The office strives to minimize the inconvenience to victims and witnesses during the course of criminal prosecution.

Passaic County Women’s Center

Passaic County Women’s Center, a multi-service division of NJAC, is the state designated lead domestic violence and sexual assault agency in Passaic County since 1986. With a mandate as the only shelter in the county exclusively serving battered women and their children, PCWC has maintained a commitment to providing a full spectrum of services including emergency shelter, case management, individual and group supportive counseling, 24-hour hotline access, community education services, referral and information, Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) services, Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) services, and legal advocacy to their clients.

Paterson Healing Collective

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The Paterson Healing Collective (PHC) is the first Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program in Passaic County. The program was created in partnership with St. Joseph’s hospital to provide support and intervention for survivors of violence.

Personal Assistance Service Program (PASP)

The PASP is a personal care assistance program that provides up to 40 hours per week of routine, non-medical personal care assistance to adults with permanent physical disabilities between the ages 18-70 who are employed, preparing for employment, attending school or involved in community volunteer work and who are able to self-direct their own services.

St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation Emergency Men’s Shelter

The St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) Emergency Men’s Shelter provides emergency housing, clothing and food to as many as 40 homeless men per night. Their Shelter staff work to make each resident’s stay as brief and helpful as possible by providing referrals for housing, employment, mental health and rehabilitation services.

State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services

The Division of Aging Services (DoAS) administers a number of federal and state-funded programs that make it easier for older adults to live in the community as long as possible with independence, dignity and choice.

United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit the website for more information.

U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Find information for children with disabilities and their families who want to explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities

Visiting Health Services of New Jersey

Visiting Health Services of New Jersey offers a wide variety of professional care, services and support to help patients return home while achieving their fullest recovery and return to their daily routine. They also provide a multi-disciplinary team of caregivers and broad support network for patients and families needing end-of-life care.