We pre-recorded today’s conversation as part of our monthly Community Health Partnership with Valley Health to learn about the Level II Trauma Center located at Winchester Medical Center.

Joining me for the conversation: Terral Goode, MD, surgeon and medical director, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; Autumn Davis, MSN, RN, CCRN, CFRN, Trauma Program Manager; and, Jennifer Rohrbaugh, FNP-C, Valley Health Surgical Partners.

Winchester Medical Center is one of 19 state-designated trauma centers in VA – 1 of 6 Level II centers. We talked about why this is an important resource for our community and the types of trauma that can occur. Dr. Goode explained the difference between “trauma” and “emergency” though sometimes the two are related.

We also talked about the two most important factors for trauma care: time and prevention.