Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

   Providing trauma care for 65,000 square miles, the Division of Trauma at Vanderbilt University Hospital handles 3,600 acute trauma admissions annually. Essential for the quality of trauma care provided by Vanderbilt University Hospital are its facilities. These include a 20-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 & Events

VUMC TSN Trauma Survivor Support Group

First Thursday of the month: 6:00-7:30pm

This monthy support group gathers to provide support to recent and seasoned trauma survivors as well as their caregivers. Survivors help each other through the many challenges that surround a physically traumatic accident. Learn more

Trauma Family Support Gathering

Every Thursday 1:00-2:00pm

weekly gathering of families of trauma patients to provide support and resources to help families navigate the world of physical trauma. Trauma surviviors are present to speak with families and patients about their experiences. Refreshments provided. Learn more

VUMC TSN Peer Visitor Program


Trauma Survivors volunteer their time to provide support and encouragement to currenty trauma patients and their families. Learn more

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