Authorization of Treatment
Service Chief: Dr. Jeffrey Nicholas
As the region’s premier level I trauma center, Grady’s Marcus Trauma Center has specially trained surgical teams here and ready 24/7. This means patients brought to Grady after a serious injury have immediate access to trauma surgeons, operating rooms, and other highly skilled specialists.
Marcus Trauma Center has 15 beds including seven resuscitation bays and eight critical care rooms - each fully equipped with advanced medical technology and cardiac monitoring.
The Trauma Team
Optimal care of trauma patients requires a multidisciplinary team of specialists. At any given time, multiple physician specialists are onsite at Grady - from trauma surgeons to emergency physicians, neurosurgeons, and orthopedic experts. All Grady trauma surgeons have specialized training in trauma and critical care and are doubled boarded in general surgery and surgical critical care.
Grady’s multidisciplinary trauma team includes:
Comprehensive Healthcare Team - What Makes Grady Special
From a simple contusion to compound fractures, open wounds, or lacerations, our Grady staff is capable of delivering complete, timely and state of the art care, from admission through rehabilitation. A few things that make us special include:
Transferring trauma, surgical critical care, or burn patients to Grady takes just one call: 1-866-GRADY-TX (1-866-472-3989). If your patient requires the care of a trauma center, surgeons are prepared to consult with you and accept your patient.
Here’s how it works...
• Your call will be answered by the nurse-staffed Grady Transfer Center.
When to Choose Grady