The Emergency Department
The Trauma Intensive Care Unit
The Step Down Unit for Trauma Patient Care
The Burn Center
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
The Sticht Center
Case Management in the Trauma Center
The Trauma Service Line Coordinator
AirCare is a 24-hour critical care transport service by helicopter and ambulance dedicated to transporting trauma victims from referring hospitals or directly from accident scene to the Level I trauma Center. Click HERE to visit the AirCare website.
The Emergency Department at the Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility that treats approximately 65,000 patients a year. The present facility was built in 1996 and features 15 acute care beds, a separate 7-bed pediatric emergency area, and a fast track area. The Department has a CT scanner, a 3-room radiology suite, a decontamination area, and a 24-hour pharmacy.
The Trauma Intensive Care Unit is an 11-bed unit that specializes in the acute resuscitation of critically-injured patients. This population includes those with severe internal, orthopaedic, and neurologic injuries. The staff utilizes cutting-edge technology, such as hemodynamic and intracranial pressure monitoring and mechanical ventilation, in the care of these patients. Care is delivered with a multidisciplinary approach that includes respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, social workers, and chaplains to provide positive patient outcomes.
The Step Down Unit for Trauma Patient Care on 9 Reynolds Tower is a medical/surgical unit with a focus on the care of patients with traumatic injuries and patients requiring general surgical interventions. It is a 40-bed unit with telemetry available and 4 acute care beds for patients requiring a higher level of care. A multidisciplinary approach to patient care is directed toward pre- and post-operative management, patient education, wound management, nutritional support, pain management, and initial rehabilitation after surgery. Support services include respiratory therapy, physical and occupational therapy, dietary care, recreational therapy, catheter care, social services, and trauma nurse clinicians.
The Burn Center is a 8-bed facility dedicated to the care of adult and pediatric patients who have sustained burn injuries. The patient needs are addressed by a multidisciplinary team experienced in critical burn and wound care.
Click HERE to go to the Burn Center website.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is a 13-bed unit which consists of 9 intensive care beds, 4 intermediate beds as well as a conscious sedation suite.
The Sticht Center contains a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation unit of 27 beds. The team of experienced rehabilitation professionals works closely together to provide compassionate, holistic rehabilitation to help patients regain control of their lives and be as independent as possible. Click HERE to visit the Sticht Center website.
Case Management in the Trauma Center is handled by nurses experienced in the care of trauma patients and understands their needs. They understand the overall structure of the health care industry, possess highly-developed critical thinking skills, and have a well-rounded understanding of the risks and benefits of all health care decisions. Their role is to educate the patient and family about discharge planning, home care needs and coordination of this plan with the appropriate services.
The Trauma Service Line Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, planning, and evaluating the activities of the Trauma Services and also facilitates the integration of services including the Prehospital systems, AirCare, the Emergency Department, Trauma OR, Trauma ICUs, and Trauma Rehabilitation areas. The coordinator helps to provide a continuum of patient care services for the Trauma patient population.