Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Brigham and Women's Hospital

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The Trauma Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) provides comprehensive, expert care to adult trauma patients with the most critical injuries.

The Brigham and Women's Hospital Trauma Center has been providing Level I trauma care since 1993 to Massachusetts and New England residents and visitors.  Level I is the highest designation a trauma center can receive. Providing the highest level of expert skill and care around the clock is what distinguishes us from most other hospitals.

To maintain our Level I accreditation from the American College of Surgeons, we must continuously monitor our care and maintain an excellent response pattern for the treatment of all major trauma which enters our emergency department daily.  This means a trauma surgeon and team of specialists are available 24-hours-a-day, seven days per week.

The Brigham and Women's Hospital Trauma Center is committed to research, education, prevention, and outreach activities.

TSN Coordinator
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Dana Schrimper, MSW, LCSW DSchrimper Email Coordinator

Brigham and Women's Hospital, 45 Francis Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115

Trauma / Burn Program: (617) 525-9476


Trauma, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care

The Brigham and Women's Hospital Trauma Center appreciates your generosity. Donations made to the Trauma Center helps to support resources for trauma patients and their loved ones.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Amputee Support Group

1st Wednesday of every month • 1-2:30 p.m.

Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1-2:30 pm. Focus of the group is to maximize quality of life for amputees and their family members. All amputees, their family and friends are invited to attend. Learn more

Boston Acquired Brain Injury Support Group (BABIS)

Usually meets on the first Saturday of the month • 10:00 a.m. to noon

This group is for brain injury survivors, family and friends. It is a large support group, averaging 60 or more people each month. There is no registration or fee to attend. There is also a facilitated family/caregiver (brain injury-related) support group which meets at the same time. Usually meets on the first Saturday of the month, from 10 am to Noon. If a first Saturday falls on a holiday weekend, the BABIS Support Group will meet on the second Saturday. On holiday weekends, the group meets on the second Saturday of the month. There are no meetings in July or October. Learn more

Weekly Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

Every Thursday • 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Weekly support groups for anyone affected by SCI (Spinal Cord Injury), to help and inspire the newly injured through role models and peer mentors, and to support individuals and family members as they begin their post-injury journeys. This group is run by run by Dr. Chris Carter Learn more

Open Hearts Men's Group

Every Sunday • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A place for men to come together and share their stories in a safe and confidential setting. Group meets the every Sunday night from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the UU Urban Ministry. Learn more

Peer Visitation

Hospitalization following a traumatic injury can be filled with uncertainty, pain, anxiety and frustration. The TSN offers trauma patients an opportunity to talk with a trained peer visitor who can help the newly injured person through this difficult time and serve as a positive role model for the future. Since they have all lived through the trauma recovery experience, including the rescue scene, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and returning home, TSN peer visitors understand the concerns of new trauma patients on a deeply personal level. When a new trauma patient talks about his or her anxieties regarding the recovery ahead or the frustrations of dealing with the medical system, the TSN peer visitor can offer understanding and some tips for getting through the day. Most important, they are there to listen, address concerns and answer questions. Learn more