Gary W. Welch, DO, FACOS
Director, Trauma Program
Aria Health - Torresdale
Knights & Red Lion Roads
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Aria Health-Torresdale is an officially designated Level 2 Regional Resource Trauma Center. Patients with the most serious injuries are brought to Torresdale by local emergency medical squads.
Aria's trauma program provides the latest in critical and emergency-trauma care for injured patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The trauma surgeon leads a multidisciplinary team that includes specialists from neurosurgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), anesthesia, and other surgical and medicine specialties, as needed for individual patient care.
The Aria team prides itself on speed and effectiveness of care delivery. It works to limit and reverse injury in the critical first minutes and hours after trauma. From time of injury through emergency-room care, diagnostic work-up, operative care, critical care and additional inpatient care, recovery, and rehabilitation, the trauma team provides comprehensive treatment and support supplemented by many ancillary departments including care management, cardio-respiratory care, nutritional services, and pharmacy.
Aria's trauma program also provides ongoing educational programs for staff and community regarding trauma and its prevention. The center's staff seeks to impact the entire continuum of trauma from prevention to healing and return from injury.