Alicia Mangram, MD, F.A.C.S.
Director of Trauma Services
Following a severe injury, every minute counts. The chance of survival is greatest if treatment is given within the first hour following injury. This "golden hour" is the golden rule of trauma care.
The Level I Trauma Center at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital opened in 2007, offering features including all-private patient rooms, two new rooftop helipads and four dedicated trauma bays for the most critically injured patients.
The Level I Trauma Center at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital strives to achieve an even higher standard. In our view, the survival of many patients truly depends on the first few minutes following severe injury.
Excellence requires readiness. Our center remains prepared to receive, at any given moment, a wide variety of injuries. To care for 3,000 life and limb threatening cases per year — as well as patients with lesser injuries — our highly trained physicians, specialists and staff work with the precision of a championship-winning team. Yet, in doing so, we never lose sight of having compassion for each individual we treat.
The Level I Trauma Center at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital is one of only eight trauma centers in Arizona that carry the Level I designation. Since 1982, we have invested heavily in technology and training. In 2007, we opened the expanded, state-of-the-art Emergency and Level I Trauma Center. The new facility has afforded us new capabilities for delivering trauma care to the most acutely injured — in our community and throughout Arizona.