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Trauma Care

As a Provisional Level II Trauma Center, The University of Toledo Medical Center is equipped to provide immediate, life-saving care for critical injuries 24 hours a day.

Examples of severe injuries that may require trauma care include car crash injuries, gunshot or puncture wounds, major burns, serious falls, blunt trauma and traumatic brain injuries. With an experienced team and a dedicated ICU for trauma patients, UTMC is committed to providing the highest level of care for patients facing these and other life-threatening injuries.

Meet the Trauma Providers

Comprehensive Care

Our goal during your stay at UTMC is to provide the patient and family with excellent trauma care and ensure your needs are met during this challenging and stressful time.

UTMC’s Trauma Service team includes attending surgeons, residents and medical students, an advanced nurse practitioner and a case manager. Our experienced surgeons address the most complex trauma cases in coordination with specialists in critical care, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, radiology and other disciplines to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients.

Community Education

As part of our mission to provide continuing medical education and promote health and healing throughout northwest Ohio, UTMC offers several educational trauma prevention programs for healthcare providers and members of the community.


A proper fit in one's car can greatly increase not only the driver's safety but also the safety of others.

CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit” them. The CarFit program also provides information and materials on community-specific resources to enhance safety for drivers and increase their mobility in the community.

A certified CarFit Tech from UTMC serves at CarFit events, where trained technicians and/or health professionals work with each participant to ensure they "fit" their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety.

A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. CarFit programs are offered at various off-site locations in the community, including local senior centers. For more information contact Angela Castillo at 419.383.6156 or

Stepping On: Fall Prevention

UTMC is pleased to present Stepping On, a free seven-week workshop on fall prevention for seniors ages 60+.

Stepping On targets seniors who are not walker dependent. Each session features guest speakers from the community sharing helpful information on topics including:

  • Identifying and avoiding fall hazards
  • Adaptable strength and balance exercises
  • Vision, hearing and medication
  • Community safety

For more information and to register for an upcoming session, contact Angela Castillo at 419.383.6156 or

Stop the Bleed

Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent. Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death.

Stop the Bleed is a program educating members of the general public about proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets.

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.

Those who participate in this one-hour course receive Stop the Bleed Certification.

For more information and to register for an upcoming session, contact Angela Castillo at 419.383.6156 or

Community Outreach Team

Our trauma program community outreach staff welcomes requests for programming from the community. To discuss hosting a program for your group or learn more about our programs, contact:

Angela Castillo at 419.383.6156 or

Kristin Calkins at 419-383-3911 or 

Last Updated: 12/9/22