Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

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A Program of the ATS

Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Welcome to the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Aspirus Wausau Hospital is the flagship of the Aspirus system that serves patients in 14 counties across northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is licensed for 325 beds and staffed by 350 physicians in 35 specialties.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital provides primary, secondary and tertiary care services as a regional referral center. Best known for its world-class cardiovascular program, Aspirus Wausau Hospital also provides leading edge cancer, trauma, women’s health, and spine and neurological care.

The hospital is continually recognized nationally for the level of care it provides. Aspirus Wausau Hospital has earned high quality ratings or awards from prominent quality agencies such as HealthGrades, Thomson Reuters, Truven Health, Becker’s Hospital Review, Mission: Lifeline® and U.S. News & World Report.

In a trauma every second counts. That is why Aspirus is committed to delivering the best care in the face of an emergency. Aspirus Wausau Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. 

In our emergency departments, we provide care to both adults and children for everything from life-threatening medical and trauma conditions to minor injuries. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of professional emergency care to all people who enter our doors.

TSN Coordinator

333 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, 54401

715-847-2000 ext 51433

Upcoming Programs & Events


NextSteps is a free online program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. You can engage in the weekly education modules and live chats with other trauma survivors. NextSteps can help you explore the ways your life has changed after traumatic injury and how you can move forward on your journey. Learn more

Virtual Support Group

Virtual Support Groups are free 90 minute online groups to support survivors of physical injury. Groups are co-led by TSN Trauma Professionals and TSN Peers. Space is limited to 15 survivors. Learn more

Adaptive Adventures

Adaptive Adventurers is a group for people with physical limitations who wish to fulfill their adventurous spirits through participation in various activities. Coordinated by the Aspirus Wausau Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Team members, participants build peer connections, gain confidence, and learn about community resources all while participating in adventurous activities such as wheelchair curling, adaptive kayaking, laser tag, and wheelchair basketball. For more information about Adaptive Adventurers, please call 715.847.2450. Learn more

Brain Injury Support Group

The primary focus of this group is to provide support and education for individuals affected by traumatic and other acquired brain injuries. This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month—weather permitting—at 6:30 p.m. at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Spouses and families are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please call 715.847.2826 for more information. Learn more

Grief Support Programs

Grief support (bereavement care) is offered to the patient and family members. Grief support services include support in dealing with loss and grief, counseling and referral to other community services. Family members may be referred to and/or select bereavement support from other community agencies. Aspirus also offers select bereavement services to the general community in some locations. Learn more

Community Resources

Helpful links shared by Aspirus Rehabilitation Team

There are many helpful websites that can be accessed via the link above for additional support specific to your needs related to Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputation, Caregiving, and Recreation.

Aspirus Community Resources Portal

Search and connect to support such as counseling services, medical care, transportation assistance, food pantries, and other free or reduced-cost help and services.

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin

The ADRC-CW works to provide peace of mind and quality of life to individuals and families through information and access to resources. We serve Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, and Wood counties.

Midstate Independant Living Choices

Our core services provided are Information and Referral, Advocacy Services, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Support, and Transition to Community services. We are a consumer-controlled, non-profit, non-residential organization serving 11 counties in Wisconsin, since 2000. These counties include Adams, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Taylor, Vilas, and Wood. We work for people with disabilities to empower them to make their own choices to live independently. 51% of our staff and board are people with disabilities.

The Women's Community, Inc

Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking know no boundaries. It can happen to anyone. And when it does, you need help — to get out, start over, find answers, know what your options are, or find a network of support. You’re not alone. We’re here to help every woman, child and man in our community who is sexually assaulted, stalked, trafficked, or subjected to emotional, mental, physical, sexual and verbal abuse.

North Central Health Care

NCHC services are focused on mental health care, substance abuse treatment, skilled nursing, aquatic therapy, and several community based programs. North Central Health Care provides a 24/7 Crisis and Suicide Prevention Line staffed by resourceful, knowledgeable people. We also can deploy a Mobile Crisis Team that can come to where you are. Our Crisis Center specializes in assisting people with urgent mental health, developmental disability, or substance abuse needs. Crisis Hotline 715.845.4326 or 800.799.0122.

988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. You can access the service by dialing 988, texting 988, or using the chat feature on the website.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resources

If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel lots of emotions, such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame or anger. You may start to feel better after days or weeks, but sometimes, these feelings don’t go away. If the symptoms last for more than a month, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Visit this website from Mental Health America to learn about PTSD and ways you can help yourself or a loved one who may be suffering from PTSD

Brain Injury Resource Center of WI

To offer assistance, provide resources and information, and reassure survivors that they are not walking this journey alone.

Medication Drop Boxes

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