Westchester Medical Center (211)

As the only American College of Surgeons verified Level I trauma center in the Hudson Valley, Westchester Medical Center is the premier trauma center serving the region’s 2 million+ residents and providing direct care to over 5,000 of the region’s most severely injured patients annually.

Westchester Medical Center is home to a state-of-the art emergency department and nationally renowned expertise across an extensive spectrum of surgical subspecialties ranging from complex emergency general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology and a multitude of other specialties. Westchester Medical Center stands out among other trauma centers due to our immediate on-site 24/7 availability of renowned surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, and other specialty physicians, nurses, and health care personnel providing care for both minor and the most severe of injuries.

Leading the Hudson Valley Regional Trauma System, Westchester Medical Center provides complete care for every phase of injury, from prevention to treatment to rehabilitation. Our trauma center offers state-of-the art resources in advanced diagnostics, interventional treatment, intensive care, step-down care, rehabilitation, outpatient care, as well as interdisciplinary support services. Stabilizing those who are critically ill or injured, providing them with the required medical care, and promoting a healing environment, help each patient return to the community following a traumatic injury. Our trauma center leads the region in trauma research and education by presenting at national symposia and conferences, publishing research in peer-reviewed journals training the region’s EMS community, firefighters, police officers, and emergency staff from community hospitals. These efforts are highlighted by an annual trauma symposium, dissemination of research and education through a variety of media, and consistently high performance by national benchmarking and accrediting agencies.

Upcoming Programs and Events

May is Trauma Awareness Month!

May 2024 – The entire month of May is focused on raising awareness for trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more here .

National Trauma Survivors Day!

May 15, 2024 – The 3rd Wednesday in May is National Trauma Survivors Day! We celebrate together the strength and resiliency of trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more here.

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

Check out community resources below. For more support, please contact us.

Community Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

www.aa.org Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you.

ADA National Network

www.adata.org The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” ADA specialists help families address complex questions on a wide range of ADA topics such as reasonable accommodations at work, building codes for new construction projects, accessible housing, and transitioning from school to work. ADA specialists also address questions about other disability laws, such as the Fair Housing Act, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, and the Rehabilitation Act 1-800-949-4232

American Trauma Society

www.amtrauma.org 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. Toll Free: 800-556-7890

Amputee Coalition

www.amputee-coalition.org https://www.amputee-coalition.org/resources/understand-limb-loss/ 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. Toll-Free: 888/267-5669

Brain Injury Association of America

https://www.biausa.org/ 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.


https://www.brainline.org/ 703-998-2020 Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

www.christopherreeve.org Toll Free: 1-800-225-0292 Paralysis Resource Center: 973-467-8270 The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org 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.

National Center for PTSD

https://www.ptsd.va.gov 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

https://victimsofcrime.org (202) 467-8700 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 Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889. The Crisis Text Line is: 741741

Tri-State Advocacy Project

http://www.tristateadvocacy.com 1(877)774-6380 The Tri-State Advocacy Project is composed of advocates who have personally faced the challenges of having a family member with a catastrophic injury. They help families navigate the process of working with health insurance, applying for government benefits, and seeking out other community resources. Click the link to see how the Tri-State Advocacy Project could help your family