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Brenda Gondella R.N, RTRM
Salem Hospital
81 Highland Avenue
Salem MA 01970
Tel: 978.354.3418

Trauma Center

trauma center at Salem Hospital
Our Trauma Center treats patients with the most critical injuries. We offer exceptional 24-hours-a-day on-site trauma care. Our multidisciplinary Trauma Team team includes highly trained trauma/ acute care surgeons, emergency department physicians, radiologists, hospitalists and intensivists, as well as nurses and other dedicated staff members.

Trauma Program leadership

  • Jason A Brocker, MD  Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 
  • Brenda P. Gondella, R.N., RTRM Trauma Program Manager

Level III Trauma Center certification

We have been certified a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Level III certification recognizes our ability to provide optimal care for critically injured patients. It reflects the ongoing hard work and commitment of physicians, caregivers and staff, and is also a reminder of the vitally important life-saving resources that we provide to our community.

  • 24-hour-a-day coverage by trauma-trained surgeons
  • Emergency department physicians and nurses
  • 24-hour-a-day access to anesthesia, laboratory and radiology services

Participation in the state and regional trauma system

Our Trauma Center works closely with state and regional agencies on injury prevention programs and education.

Evidence-based clinical care guidelines

Our healthcare professionals are guided by evidence-based clinical care guidelines and policies as they care for trauma patients, including activation procedures for the Trauma Team for the most seriously injured patients. These are available on the hospital intranet's clinical guidelines page.