SPECIAL REPORTTrauma center activity and surge response during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic—the Philadelphia storyQasim, Zaffer MBBS; Sjoholm, Lars O. MD; Volgraf, Jill RN; Sailes, Stephanie BSN, RN; Nance, Michael L. MD; Perks, Diane H. DNP, CRNP; Grewal, Harsh MD; Meyer, Loreen K. MSN; Walker, Janelle; Koenig, George J. DO; Donnelly, Julie MSN, RN; Gallagher, John DNP; Kaufman, Elinore MD; Kaplan, Mark J. MD; Cannon, Jeremy W. MD, SMAuthor Information From the Department of Emergency Medicine (Z.Q.), Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery (L.O.S., J.V.), Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery (S.S., M.J.K.), Einstein Healthcare Network; Division of Pediatric General (M.L.N., D.H.P.), Thoracic, and Fetal Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Section of General, Thoracic, and Minimally Invasive Surgery (H.G.), St. Christopher's Hospital for Children; Department of Surgery (H.G.), Drexel University College of Medicine; Department of Trauma (L.K.M., J.W.), St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Division of Trauma Surgery (G.J.K., J.D.), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Division of Traumatology (J.G., E.K., J.W.C.), Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (J.W.C.), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Submitted: May 14, 2020, Revised: June 6, 2020, Accepted: June 13, 2020, Published online: June 29, 2020. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text, and links to the digital files are provided in the HTML text of this article on the journal’s Web site (www.jtrauma.com). Address for reprints: Jeremy W. Cannon, MD, SM, FACS, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Suite 120, 51 N. 39th Street Medical Office Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: October 2020 - Volume 89 - Issue 4 - p 821-828 doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002859 Buy SDC Metrics Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.