North Carolina has developed an inclusive trauma system that is organized, multi-disciplinary and evidence-based in its approaches to providing quality care and improving measurable outcomes for all defined injured patients.

EMS, hospitals, other health systems, and clinicians participate in defined roles with leadership, advocacy, injury prevention, education, clinical care, performance improvement, and research resulting in integrated trauma care.

For general questions regarding North Carolina’s Trauma System, send an email to 

For North Carolina Trauma Program Contacts click here


Trauma Centers are reviewed, with a site visit, for renewal state designation three years after the initial state designation. Thereafter, a state renewal designation site visit occurs every four years. Should the trauma center wish to obtain or maintain American College of Surgeons (ACS) verification/reverification, they may seek a state renewal designation in conjunction with an ACS site visit every three years to meet the ACS review requirement.


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