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Living Proof

Accidents happen. When they do, our highly skilled professionals at MU Health Care's Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center are ready to provide lifesaving care for the most critically injured. Four trauma survivors share their stories and why they are “living proof” that MU’s Level I trauma center in Columbia saves lives. Click the links below to read their stories. #LivingProof

  • Tom Cochran
    Philadelphia, Mississippi

    Tom CochranWork had brought Tom from his home in Mississippi to Missouri when a motorhome explosion nearly killed him in 2014.

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  • Danielle Quintero
    Dinuba, California

    Danielle QuinteroAs a graduate student in Missouri, Danielle was preparing to propose a topic for her PhD paper when a car crash nearly claimed her life.

    Read Danielle's story ›

Why are trauma centers important?

Jacob Quick, MD, an acute care surgeon at University Hospital’s trauma center, defines and discusses trauma centers on Missouri Medical Focus. Click here to listen.


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