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Family and Community Support

The Trauma Center staff is available to trauma patients and their families 24 hours a day. All inpatient trauma units have adjoining private meeting rooms for frequent interaction between the trauma team and patient family members. Knowing how stressful trauma can be for both patient and family, specially trained social workers from the Crisis Intervention department are also available to help in the Emergency Department and the inpatient units. They can be reached by calling the main ER at 301-896-3880.

When you arrive at Suburban Hospital Trauma Center, you can rest assured that your loved one will receive the best medical and surgical care possible. All our trauma surgeons and other trauma specialists are board certified and highly trained in the management of traumatic injuries. All nurses who care for trauma patients also have mandatory competencies and continuing education requirements specific to trauma care. In addition, the quality of trauma care is constantly monitored and reviewed by dedicated clinical and administrative trauma staff, which includes the Medical Director of Trauma Services, the Trauma Program Nurse Director, the Trauma Program Nurse Reviewer and the Trauma Program Administrative Coordinator. Any member of the trauma program staff can be reached thru the Customer Relations line at 301-896-2000.

Trauma Education and Prevention

Suburban Hospital Trauma Center is also heavily involved in trauma education and prevention. Many community programs involving pedestrian safety, child-related safety issues and "drinking, drug and driving" awareness are initiated at Suburban Hospital. For more information on these programs or other support groups, please call Community Outreach at 301-896-3844.

For additional online resources, visit the American Trauma Society's Trauma Survivors Network.

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