UChicago Medicine gets approval to be Level 1 adult trauma center

The Illinois Department of Public Health has approved the University of Chicago Medicine to be a Level 1 adult trauma center, clearing the final regulatory hurdle for the academic health system to launch the critical service on May 1.

UChicago Medicine’s adult trauma program, which officially begins at 8 a.m. May 1, will include violence recovery and wraparound services designed to help trauma patients successfully transition back into the community, including outpatient psychiatric, behavioral health and social recovery care.