Level I status for trauma center
The American College of Surgeons has verified UC Davis Medical Center as a level I trauma center and a level I pediatric trauma center. Of the 112 level I trauma centers in the United States, less than 20 are verified for both adults and pediatrics. A level I trauma center provides the highest level of surgical care to trauma patients. It has a full range of specialists and equipment available 24 hours a day and must admit at least 1,200 trauma patients a year. In 2008, the UC Davis Trauma Center admitted more than twice that amount, 2,836 patients. Historically, the trauma center has been among the nation's busiest.