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Banner – UMC Trauma Center recognized

Posted at 6:15 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 21:15:16-04

The Trauma Center at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma for its expertise in treating babies, children and teens with life-threatening injuries.

Experts specializing in trauma spent two days in Tucson this summer evaluating the hospital's pediatric trauma services. 

“Taking care of children who are critically injured is a special challenge and privilege,” said trauma surgeon Andrew Tang, MD, medical director of the Banner – UMC Tucson Trauma Center and an associate professor in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery. “Dozens of caregivers, from first responders and surgeons to pediatric nurses and therapists, must work in perfect sync and with the right resources to avert a tragedy. I always say that trauma care is a team sport, and that’s especially true when caring for kids.”  

According to the Banner – UMC, about 5,000 Southern Arizonans are treated at the center each year.