Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Geisinger Wyoming Valley is an Adult Level II Trauma Center since 2008. It is part of the Geisinger Health System (GHS) which consists of one Adult Level I Trauma Center, one Pediatric Level II Trauma Center and three Adult Level II Trauma Centers. The Geisinger Health System also operates an aeromedical service, Geisinger Life Flight, with six helicopters, including Life Flight 3, located at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport.
We don’t ever expect or plan for trauma. No one leaves home thinking, “I am going to get hurt today.” However, it can happen. And if it does, you can rest assured knowing that at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, you and your loved one have an entire team working for you. Throughout your loved one’s stay, various members of our trauma team will be checking in. They include nurses, social workers, physicians, residents, advanced practitioners, pastoral care and others.
Your loved one may also see specialists from departments such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, and facial and plastic surgery to address specific injuries.
Our trauma team is made up of many people, including trauma surgeons and advanced practitioners (PA-C and CRNP), but it is also made up of doctors who are continuing their medical education and training as part of the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Surgical Residency Program. These men and women are graduates of medical school and are continuing their training in a five-year residency, where they practice under our team of attending surgeons. Residents are always under the supervision of an attending physician. You will meet many of them while you are undergoing evaluation and treatment. Feel free to ask these physicians any questions you may have regarding your care.
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