Regional One Health
The Mid-South’s Leader in Trauma Care
After a serious injury, receiving care at a premier trauma facility can be the difference between life and death. Regional One Health’s Elvis Presley Trauma Center has resources to provide patients from throughout the Mid-South the highest level of medical treatment.
As the only designated Level 1 Trauma Center in a 150-mile radius, the Elvis Presley Trauma Center has a multidisciplinary team of highly trained specialists available 24/7 to care for high-risk patients from Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. We take this responsibility seriously, and we treat every patient with exceptional skill and compassion.
Our facility was opened in 1983 based on a concept that remains the gold standard in trauma medicine: putting every resource a critically injured patient needs in one place and ensuring they receive the best care from the second they enter our facility until the day they leave the hospital.
Over the years, our team has saved tens of thousands of lives, establishing our position as a national leader in trauma medicine, an essential public safety resource for our community and a Center of Excellence at Regional One Health.
Timothy Fabian, MD moved to Memphis in 1980 with the mission of building a world-class trauma center to serve patients across the Mid-South. He brought not only internationally recognized trauma expertise and research, but passionate advocacy to the project. When the Elvis Presley Trauma Center opened in 1983, it was thanks to his leadership and commitment.
During his 40-year career, Dr. Fabian revolutionized trauma medicine and created protocol that remain the gold standard in critical care. The Elvis Presley Trauma Center’s multidisciplinary approach and state-of-the-art resources are based on his design. While Dr. Fabian is a pioneer in the field of trauma care, he is just as well known for his genuine compassion, a philosophy he passed along to today’s Elvis Presley Trauma Center team.
Today, the Elvis Presley Trauma Center is one the busiest Level 1 Trauma Centers in the nation, caring for over 4,500 patients every year. As the only Level 1 Trauma Center in a 150-mile radius of Memphis, it is crucial to public health and safety in Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi. It fares better than national averages in terms of mortality, infections and complications, and is considered a leader in quality of care and innovation.
Elvis Presley Trauma Center Wall of Honor
The exceptional care our trauma center provides is made possible by generous donors who help provide technology, training and other vital resources. In 1990 the Regional One Health Foundation created a Wall of Honor to recognize these gifts, and today the wall displays over 300 plaques, each dated and inscribed according to the donor’s wishes.
The Wall of Honor has become a popular way for fans to remember Memphis’s most famous resident and our trauma center’s namesake. Fan clubs, individuals, businesses and others can donate in Elvis Presley’s honor – a fitting tribute to a man well known for his charitable nature.
Our connection to “The King of Rock and Roll” is also a great way to introduce people from around the world to a medical team that makes miracles happen every day. In August, Elvis fans join together in Memphis to participate in the annual celebration of his life, and the Elvis Presley Trauma Center opens its doors for tours and celebrations of The King’s legacy.
If you would like to support our trauma center team, visit regionalonehealthfoundation.org.
877 Jefferson Ave
Memphis, Tennessee, 38103
Inside The Elvis Presley Trauma Center
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