Livermore is a great place to live, work, and play and staying safe while you head out for your day should be a priority. There are plenty of things to see and do in the Tri-Valley and Bay areas, but when you get out on busy local streets and highways there’s always a chance a careless driver will land you in an accident.
It’s not the easiest thing to think about, but you may wonder where you’d go if you or a family member were ever hurt in an accident. The closest emergency room could be equipped to handle many emergencies, but what if you need specialized care? How far will you have to go?
After an accident involving a serious injury, see to your immediate health and wellbeing. But after your health is stabilized, you should make it a priority to talk with a local car accident attorney. Insurance companies aren’t required to tell accident victims about everything available to them. Contact Maison Law of Livermore for a free consultation and for more information on what to watch out for when dealing with an at-fault driver’s insurance provider.
Livermore Local Emergency Room
After you’ve been hurt in an accident in and around Livermore you may end up at a local emergency room. Stanford Health Care operates two hospitals locally. One in Livermore and one in Pleasanton.
ValleyCare Livermore offers urgent care facilities but not an emergency room. Valleycare Medical Center in Pleasanton offers an around-the-clock emergency department. When your injuries aren’t too severe you’ll likely end up in Pleasanton.
Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare Livermore
1133 E. Stanley Blvd.
Livermore, CA 94550
ValleyCare Medical Center — Pleasanton
5555 W. Las Positas Blvd.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Livermore’s Closest Trauma Center
Livermore’s closest Trauma Center is Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley. The hospital has a Level 2 Trauma Center on-site. If your injuries are more severe this will likely be where you are taken.
Eden Medical Center provides life-saving care for nearly 2,000 trauma patients each year.
Eden Medical Center – Castro Valley
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone Number: (510) 537-1234
Closest Level I Trauma Centers to Livermore
Level I Trauma Centers are generally in the largest cities and treat the most life-threatening injuries. Head and spine injury patients are often treated at Level I Trauma Centers.
There are three Level I Trauma Centers in the region where critical patients could be taken by helicopter. Patients could also be taken to Eden Medical Center and then transported to one of these facilities.
There are Level I Trauma Center in Santa Clara, Oakland, and San Francisco. The determination on where a patient ends up would likely come down to the specialized care the patient needs and where the most qualified surgeons reside.
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone Number: (408) 885-5000
Highland Hospital — Oakland
1411 East 31st Street
Oakland, CA 94602
Phone Number: (510) 437-4800
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: (415) 206-8000
What is a Traumatic Injury?
Traumatic injuries deal with wounds the victim absorbs from blows from outside the body that require immediate medical treatment. These blows can be blunt or penetrating. A gunshot wound or stabbing would be a penetrating wound. Blunt force trauma would be a forceful impact with a dull object or surface. An impact suffered inside a car during a collision with a steering wheel, a car dash, or the back of the front seat would be examples of blunt force trauma.
What is a Trauma Center?
Designated trauma centers meet state and local requirements for treating traumatic injuries. Each state has its own designation on what separates a trauma center from other emergency rooms. In California, trauma centers are ranked by a level of one through four, with level one signifying the most advanced care.
Level I and Level II Trauma Centers: 24-hour in-house coverage by general surgeons, and coverage from specialists in areas of practice such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, and critical care. Level I facilities can have access to a bit more advanced care, but their main difference from Level II is that Level I Trauma Centers include research and teaching facilities.
Level III and Level IV Trauma Centers: These hospitals generally provide initial stabilization of trauma patients. Some patients are transferred from Level III and IV to Level I & II when needed. Level III facilities generally have more advanced surgical capabilities than Level IV facilities
Pediatric Trauma Centers: Focus specifically on care for infants, children, and adolescents. The Level I pediatric centers require some additional pediatric specialties, research, and teaching responsibilities.