Level I Adult & Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
Not every hospital is prepared to treat trauma patients, but at Grand Strand Medical Center we have a specially trained team to care for your serious emergencies. As the only Level I Adult & Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in Horry and Georgetown counties, Grand Strand Medical Center has the proven expertise to save lives. As a state-recognized trauma center, we provide a higher level of care for the most critically injured patients.
Fully-staffed 24/7 with board-certified trauma surgeons and a team of experienced professionals, life-saving surgery is available within minutes of arrival. Patients are cared for in three dedicated trauma bays in our Emergency Department. The board-certified trauma surgeons are supported by our experienced emergency medicine physicians, trauma orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeons, specially trained critical care and emergency nurses and other trauma trained professionals.
The trauma care experts at Grand Strand Medical Center also work closely with their partners in the field — emergency medical service providers — to deliver coordinated, specialized treatment to patients who need Level I adult and Level II pediatric care.
In addition, Grand Strand Medical Center has been providing leadership in education prevention to the public through community events, continued education for trauma team members, research projects and residency programs.
The "Golden Hour"
A trauma victim's chance of survival is greatest if care is received in the “Golden Hour” from the time of severe injury.
National Falls Prevention Awareness Day – September 22
Everyone is at risk of falling, but falls CAN be prevented.
Falls Prevention Awareness
Falls are the leading cause of traumatic injury in our community.
- In 2016, falls accounted for 42% of traumas treated at GSMC
- Average age of patients treated for a traumatic fall: 67 years
- 11% of those treated for a traumatic fall were intoxicated upon arrival to GSMC
Everyone is at risk of falling, but falls CAN be prevented. Check out these tips on how you can stay safe.
6 Steps to Prevent a Fall
Find a good balance and exercise program.
Get your vision and hearing checked annually and update your eyeglasses.
Talk to your health care provider.
Keep your home safe.
Regularly review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist.
Talk to your family members.