Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Chippenham Hospital

Chippenham Hospital – Richmond’s Premiere Level 1 Trauma Center

Chippenham Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center in central Virginia is here to deliver the best possible care. In these types of traumatic situations, this care can make the difference between life and death. Specifically, if you are treated within an hour of your incident — referred to as the "golden hour" — your chances of survival increase. That is why our specially trained physicians, surgeons and medical professionals are prepared to provide you the critical attention you need 24/7.


Trauma Team

When Chippenham Hospital is notified that we are receiving a patient in our trauma center, our comprehensive team of trauma-trained specialists is assembled to care for our patients the instant they arrive. Those specialists may include:


Trauma surgeons

Cardiothoracic surgeons

Critical care neurosurgeons

Orthopedic surgeons

Pediatric specialists



Case managers and/or social workers


Trauma Services

Some of the services we provide include:


  • A comprehensive team of trauma-trained and board-certified surgeons across varying specialties
  • Prompt assessment, resuscitation, advanced surgery, intensive care and stabilization for critically injured patients
  • A helipad for quick transport from an accident to the trauma center or another medical center, if necessary
  • A comprehensive program to regularly review our care standards based on national standards published by the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Emergency Physician
  • A program to evaluate quality and provide ongoing staff education to ensure we continue to provide high-quality care to the community
  • A community outreach program


Chippenham’s Level I Trauma Center services

  • A comprehensive team of trauma-trained specialists across varying specialties
  • A medical flight team and medical air medical helicopter (Air Care Eagle) on site with the ability to be in the air within 10 minutes of a call and a travel distance radius of 100 nautical miles
  • A level I burn center that provides both adult and pediatric wound care
  • Four fully-equipped trauma bays
  • Prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care, and stabilization for critically injured patients
  • An ambulance bay that will accommodate up to 20 ambulances at a time
  • Four fully-equipped trauma bays
  • Dual helipads for quick transport from an accident to the trauma center or to another medical center, if necessary
  • A comprehensive program to regularly review of our care standards based on national standards published by the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Emergency Physicians
  • A program to evaluate quality and provide ongoing staff education to ensure we continue to provide high-quality care to the community
  • Trauma education and prevention outreach to local communities

TSN Coordinator

BrieAnna Dixon
Email Coordinator

7101 Jahnke Rd
Richmond, Virginia, 23225

work: 804.483.1238

Upcoming Programs & Events

Next Steps Online - Next Class Begins July 6!

The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more

TSN Race to Rebuild: Virtual 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk/Cycle/Roll

May 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Race to Rebuild is a virtual 5K/1 mile run/walk/cycle/roll that anyone can join in support of trauma survivors and the incredible challenges they face every day. With a Virtual race, you can complete the 5K/1 mile walk/run/cycle/roll event anywhere and anytime between May 1 and May 31. We encourage you to share your results with your friends and family by posting a picture of you after you complete your race. No formal tracking will take place with this event. This event benefits the programs and services provided by the ATS and TSN which dedicates their mission to Save Lives, Improve Care and Empower Survivors. Sign up today! Learn more

Richmond Supportive Survivors

Tuesdays from 6pm - 8pm

This TBI support group provides the opportunity to form relationships and learn more about TBI. Learn more

Community Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Virginia Chapter

Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-514-0301 (voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

American Chronic Pain Association

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

American Trauma Society

The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals. Contact Information: (802) 296-5132

Hope After Head Injury

Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers, they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope. Click the link to learn more about Hope After Head Injury.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you. Contact Information: (704) 332-4387

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. 1-800-273-8255

Mental Health provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. aims to educate and guide: - The general public - Health and emergency preparedness professionals - Policy makers - Government and business leaders - School systems - Local communities

Discovery Counseling & Consulting

We are an uncommon practice that helps clients address difficult problems and develop unique solutions. Discovery Counseling & Consulting’s goal is to use cutting edge, proven solutions to help you address your concerns. Each of our clinicians has years of experience and training in evidence-based practices. While each of us have expertise in different areas, all share a commitment to using proven strategies to help you solve your problems and achieve your goals.

Full Circle Grief Center

Full Circle provides support for grieving children, families, adults, and communities through support groups, individual counseling services, remembrance programs, and grief education support.

Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation - Todays Care. Tomorrows Cure.

Dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.

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