Trauma Center

Medical Capabilities

Aspirus Wausau Hospital is the only verified Level II Trauma Center in Wisconsin north of Marathon County. Click here for a map that shows the location and level of the Trauma Centers in NorthCentral Wisconsin.

When a patient is determined to be a trauma patient, the EMS will transport that person to the nearest trauma center, bypassing closer hospitals that are not trauma centers or are at a lower level.  There are several factors  involved in the decison of where to take a patient, including the severity of the injury and the need for immediate treatment.  

A trauma center is not only an emergency department, but also an accredited facility capable of highly specialized and timely treatment for the most critical of injuries.  Our entire hospital staff is committed to delivering the highest level of trauma care.

Our trauma team is led by Medical Director of Trauma Services, Jennine L. Larson , a board-certified surgeon, who is critical care fellowship trained, and an ACS Associate Fellow.

The surgeons, physicians and nurse practitioners who support Trauma include:


The comprehensive team of medical specialists includes:

  • Trauma Surgeons
  • Trauma Nurse Practitioner
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Emergency Department Physicians
  • Plastic Surgeons
  • Vascular Surgeons
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Anesthesiology Service
  • Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Physicians
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians

We provide a multi-disciplinary system of care from the time a patient arrives through recovery that includes:

  • Nursing Staff
  • Radiology Staff
  • Laboratory Staff
  • Operating Room Staff
  • Flight & Ground EMS/Paramedics
  • Social Workers
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Pastoral Care