Trauma Care

Our mission is simple: build a healthier community. It’s what we’ve been doing for over 130 years, and today we’re doing it in more ways than ever before.

Trauma Care

Trauma remains the leading cause of death and disability worldwide between the ages of one to 44.

Over 1,400 patients are treated each year for traumatic injuries at Huntington Hospital. Common injuries treated include stabbings, gunshot wounds, motorcycle or bicycle crashes, car accidents, falls and many more.

Recent studies have shown that chances of survival are improved when care of a traumatically injured patient takes place at a dedicated trauma center committed to providing a specialized trauma team 24 hours/day.

To contact the Emergency/Trauma Center, please call at (626) 397-5112.

Level II Trauma Center for San Gabriel Valley

We have the longest running trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley. We provide trauma care 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week with highly-trained surgeons and nurses and state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technologies to enhance results when time is of the essence.

Stop the Bleed

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“Stop the Bleed” is a national initiative designed to provide bystanders with the tools and knowledge to stop life-threatening bleeding. Uncontrolled bleeding can result from man-made and natural disasters (e.g., active shooters, bombings, earthquakes) as well as everyday occuring emergencies (e.g. motor vehicle crashes, power tool accidents.)

Interested in learning this lifesaving technique? Please fill out the form below and a trauma services representative will be in touch!

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Hands-Only CPR

In a cardiac arrest, every second counts. A cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, often while at home, at work or at play. And the victim could be someone you know and love. We believe anyone can learn the simple steps to save a life, and everyone should. Learn Hands-Only CPR here.

Injury Prevention

Many patients seen in our trauma center have preventable injuries. From a child’s fall on a playground to a motor vehicle collision, trauma affects us all. Though there are many deaths, more people survive their injuries, suffering life-long physical, mental and financial challenges.

We provide information, services and resources on preventable injuries.

Senior Safety

Resources on fall prevention, home modification, older adult drivers, caregivers and more:

Motor Vehicle Safety

Resources on crash statistics, online videos and programs to stop distracted and drunk driving:

Child Safety

Safety tips on all topics including bike and car safety, pedestrian and water safety, TV tip-overs, swallowing batteries and poisoning:

Safety Tips for all Ages

The CDC has a variety of topics on safety, injury and violence prevention:

Please contact Michelle Baker, Trauma Program Manager at (626) 397-5900, or the Senior Care Network for information on programs and services.

Support for the Trauma Center

The Trauma Center at Huntington Hospital is supported by the Fall Food & Wine Festival, an annual event bringing the community together for delicious food and wine, and raising funds to support care for patients at the Huntington Hospital Trauma Center.

Patient Stories

Patient story: Lemon Family

Lemon Family

After two healthy pregnancies with her boys Luca and Joaquin, and a stillbirth with her angel baby Soleil, Celina Lemon experienced secondary infertility. So, when she and her husband, Juan, found out that they were pregnant with two baby girls, they were overjoyed. Over the first 31 weeks, Celina’s pregnancy went fairly smooth, as she […]
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Wendy Sanchez Rodriquez and Jonathan Barba walk out of the Trauma center, holding hands

Wendy & Jonathan

On Easter Sunday 2022, Wendy Sanchez Rodriquez and Jonathan Barba went for a drive along the Angeles Crest Highway when something went wrong — terribly wrong. “What happened next is like a blur,” says Wendy, but one thing was certain: The couple had been in a serious car accident — and their lives hung in […]
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Robert Murphy - Surgery at Huntington Hospital after motorcycle accident


On a beautiful spring morning, Robert Murphy was riding his motorcycle on the Angeles Crest Highway, which runs through the San Gabriel Mountains. His memories of what came next are spotty. “Suddenly, I was on my back,” Robert recalls. “I heard concerned voices and the sound of a helicopter in the distance.” Robert had collided […]
Evan Kowal playing water polo


In May 2020, then-18-year-old Evan Kowal — like many of us — was struggling to adjust to the pandemic. Tensions were running high. “My family and I were all stuck in the same house,” he says, “and my mental health wasn’t in a good place.” In a burst of frustration, Evan punched through a window. […]
Hunter Dowden


When Hunter Dowden woke up in the middle of the night with abdominal pain and bleeding, he was worried. His mother, who had been a nurse at Huntington Hospital, called Hunter’s pediatrician, who recommended Hunter go to the nearest emergency department. As he approached our Nan and Howard Schow Emergency & Trauma Center, Hunter felt […]
Bill Mahoney and wife

Bill M

At first, Bill Mahoney thought he had come down with a cold. As time went on, it became clear something was wrong — very wrong. He started having trouble breathing. Soon, he was unable to lie down without being in excruciating pain. Finally, Bill couldn’t take it anymore. “It felt like someone was stabbing me […]
Vartan sitting on a couch with his mother


It was a Saturday afternoon when Salpie and Nishan Basmadjian got the call — the call no parent wants to receive. Their son, Vartan, had been in a car accident, and it was bad. He had been rushed to Huntington Hospital for care. Salpie and Nishan raced here in turn, to see him. When they […]
Raymond Towns, sitting outside at Huntington Hospital


Raymond Towns can only guess what happened after the car struck him. He had been riding his bike in Pasadena and the car was traveling at 40 miles an hour. He was knocked unconscious. “When I woke up,” he says, “I didn’t know what had happened. I was surprised when they told me I was […]

View all patient stories here.