Our Level III Trauma Center serves south King county. We are a moderate to high volume facility caring for a variety of injured trauma patients. This includes emergency, acute care surgery, and specialty surgery services with an operating room available 24/7.
As one of the busiest Level III trauma centers in the region, Valley provides exceptional care for injured patients and works closely with Harborview; the local Level I Trauma Hospital. We offer:
Click here to learn more about the care in our Emergency Department.
Injury prevention is a core value of Valley Medical Center. Starting in 1988, President Ronald Reagan and Congress designated May of each year as National Trauma Awareness Month. Valley has been working diligently and focusing in the areas of Stop the Bleed, geriatric falls, pediatric falls, and motor vehicle collision prevention. Every year, a new national focus is designated which relates to injury prevention and raising trauma awareness.
Over the years the following have been some of the campaign themes of National Trauma Awareness Month:
Browse our trauma webpage and links to see how you can raise trauma awareness and prevent injury! Feel free to share your trauma journey at the bottom of the page.
Patient Education Resources
There are five key ways to reduce your risk for falls:
The resources below can help you learn more about preventing falls at home:
There are 3 main types of distracted driving:
The resources below can help you learn more about safe driving:
A few small precautions (from King County Public Health) can save a child's life:
The resources below can help you learn more about keeping your
children safe from injuries at home, in and around the car, and at play:
Patient Education Resources
BURNS 201: Initial Care and Debridement of Outpatient Burn Wounds
BURNS 202: Activity and Stretching Exercises for Burn Patients
BURNS 203: Care of Your Mepilex Ag Donor Site at Home
BURNS 205: My First Wound Care
BURNS 301: Pediatric Palm Stretch
BURNS 302: Hip and Groin Stretches
BURNS 303: Burn Elbow Stretches
BURNS 304: Burn Shoulder Stretches
BURNS 305: Foot and Leg Stretches
BURNS 306: Burn Hand Stretches
BURNS 307: Wrist Stretching
BURNS 308: Neck Stretches
BURNS 309: Face Stretching
BURNS 300‐S: Actividades y ejercicios de estiramiento para personas con quemaduras (Activity and Stretching Exercises for the Burn Patient)
BURNS 301‐S: Estiramiento de Palma Pediatrica (Palm stretching)
BURNS 302‐S: Estiramiento de la Cadera y la Ingle (Hip and Groin Stretches)
BURNS 303‐S: Estiramiento del Codo (Burn Elbow Stretches)
BURNS 304‐S: Estiramientos para Quemaduras del Hombro (Burn Shoulder Stretches)
BURNS 305‐S: Estiramientos para Quemaduras del Pie y de la Pierna (Foot and Leg Stretches)
BURNS 306‐S: Estiramientos de la Mano (Burn Hand Stretches)
BURNS 501: Burn Pain: The Basics
The # 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. With 3 quick actions, you can be trained to save a life. Valley Medical Center is proud to be one of many Stop the Bleed training sites throughout the US. See the Stop the Bleed webpage for more information.
For more information, contact Trauma_Services@valleymed.org
Click the image above to visit stopthebleed.org