Level II Trauma Center

UP Health System - Marquette receives trauma patients from throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. When trauma patients arrive, a team of physicians, nurses, and appropriate support staff are already assembled and prepared for rapid assessment and treatment.

UP Health System - Marquette has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the hospital's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. The verification must be renewed every three years.

Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, as outlined by the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma in its current Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual.

What is a Trauma Center?

A trauma center is a hospital distinguished by its organized systematic approach of caring for the injured patient. A hospital must demonstrate adequate facilities, specialized personnel, ongoing training for personnel, continuous self-monitoring and a desire to prevent trauma in order to become a trauma center. The American College of Surgeons outlines the essential components of a trauma center and is the verifying body for these hospitals.


  • TNCC: offered multiple times troughout the year
  • Neuro Critical Care Class
  • Management of the Difficult Airway
  • Rural Trauma Team Development Course

Injury Prevention 

BE SAFE, See the Safety Tips Section of this page for more education and links to injury prevention sites.
Programs offered through the trauma department include; bike safety, car seat safety, water safety, impaired driving, pedestrian safety, safe winter walking, elderly safety. 

Contact the trauma department if you are interested in hosting a program (906)225-4615. 

Trauma Department Staff:

UP Health System - Marquette's entire staff of physicians and health care professionals are involved in the direct care of trauma patients.
The Trauma Department has the responsibility for assuring compliance with the American College of Surgeons criteria as the criteria continue to change. In addition the Trauma Department is involved in daily clinical rounds; interdepartmental coordination of the care of trauma patients from the ambulance to discharge from the hospital and compiling and reporting statistics on the frequency and types's of trauma injuries.
To contact the Trauma Department call (906) 225-4615