Injury is the leading cause of death among individuals ages 1-44 in the United States. Injury deaths are only a fraction of the problem − millions of Americans sustain survivable injuries each year. For many of them, the injury causes temporary pain and inconvenience, but for some, the injury leads to disability, chronic pain and high medical bills. Injuries are preventable.
Gundersen Health System's Trauma Center is committed to reducing and preventing injury and injury-related deaths in the Tri-state Region. The department has a dedicated trauma and injury prevention coordinator to identify at-risk areas and plan, implement and evaluate injury prevention programs within the hospital and community. Injury prevention programs focus around child passenger safety, summer safety, teen driver safety, home safety, fall prevention and pedestrian safety.
For more information about injury prevention programs, call (608) 775-2011.