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Trauma Awareness Month with Dignity Health

Trauma is the leading cause of life years lost. It outpaces heart disease and cancer. Almost 1 out of every 3 years of life lost happened as a result of trauma. Despite the incredible impact on society, trauma is one of the least funded areas of medical research. Right here in downtown Phoenix, our community’s trauma team at St. Joseph’s Hospital works day and night to lead the fight against the brokenness caused by trauma. At St. Joseph’s Hospital you can find, the highest level certification available for both Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury (a unique designation) from The Joint Commision, capabilities of treating the most severe thoracic injuries and trauma related respiratory failure, orthopedic traumatologist exclusively dedicated to treating advanced extremity injuries (unique to St. Joseph’s Hospital), and the region’s leader in trauma research. Learn more at