UofL Hospital Trauma Center (80)

The Trauma Center at UofL Hospital has a long-standing history of being the local, regional and national leader for trauma and burn care in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Last year alone, our trauma center provided care for over 3,000 patients who needed the highly-specialized services of our multi-disciplinary Trauma Program. We are the region’s only American College of Surgeons (ACS) Verified Level I Trauma Center for adults and we are one of only two Level I adult trauma centers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Additionally, we are the region’s only dedicated burn unit.

An ACS-Verified Level I Trauma Center means that the institution has achieved the highest level of verification to deliver care to the most severely injured patients who need it most. It means that we are equipped to handle any and all significant injuries in our state-of-the-art facility. We are staffed with an experienced and dedicated team of professionals who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for trusting us with your patients and for supporting our program. We realize that we cannot be a Trauma Center without the hard work and dedication of many individuals outside of our organization. Our regional partners, referring hospitals and pre-hospital providers are critical in our mission of providing the best available care to those in our community.

The Level I Trauma Center at UofL Hospital has provided trauma care for more than 100 years. Able to handle any emergent situation, the Trauma Center is capable of treating patients simultaneously by utilizing:

  • 43 patient bays
  • 20 trauma/surgical ICU beds
  • 5 burn beds
  • 6 stroke beds
  • 50 critical care beds

UofL Hospital treats more than 3,000 trauma and burn patients annually; 50 percent of those patients reside in counties outside Jefferson County and its bordering counties. The number of patients seen outside the Louisville area makes the UofL Hospital Trauma Center a critical local, regional and statewide resource.

TSN Coordinator

Kim Denzik
Email Coordinator

530 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202

home: (502) 562-4060

Website(s) UofL Hospital

Upcoming Programs and Events

Trauma Support Group

Every Wednesday • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When you, a family member or friend have experienced a traumatic injury, it helps to connect with others who understand. UofL Hospital’s Trauma Center offers a FREE support group for patients, families and friends; facilitated by our trauma professionals.

Stop the Bleed

Schedule your date and time we can bring the training to you!

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it is vital that bystanders know how to intervene. UofL Hospital is part of a nationwide campaign called Stop the Bleed, which provides bystanders with the simple steps they can take in an emergency situation to stop life-threatening bleeding. The training is free to all individuals and organizations. Our trauma team can come onsite to your organization or we can host the training at the hospital.

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.