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Emergency Services

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What is a Level III Trauma Center?

A Level III Trauma Center has demonstrated an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations.

Elements of Level III Trauma Centers include:

  • 24-hour immediate coverage by emergency medicine physicians and the prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists.
  • Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program
  • Has developed transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at a Level I or Level II Trauma Center.
  • Provides back-up care for rural and community hospitals.
  • Offers continued education of the nursing and allied health personnel or the trauma team.
  • Involved with prevention efforts and must have an active outreach program for its referring communities.

Emergency services include but are not limited to:

  • Chest Pain
  • Fractures
  • Head Injury
  • High Fever
  • Ingestion of Obstructive Objects
  • Ingestion of Poisons
  • Snake Bites
  • Seizures
  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Severe Asthma Attack
  • Severe Burns
  • Shock
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Unconscious or Catatonic State
  • Uncontrollable Bleeding

The goal of the Emergency Department is to provide high-quality medical care in an efficient and caring manner. Emergency nurses are trained in medicine and trauma triage. Our contracted emergency medicine trained physicians and department staff communicate with patients, families, and their primary care physicians. We feature a highly skilled and well-trained emergency staff of nurses and physicians who are certified in a number of emergency care courses such as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and the Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) from the Emergency Nurses Association.

We have the capability to see you and evaluate you for whatever medical emergency you are having and can direct you to the appropriate treatment area is further treatment is needed.