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Emergency and Trauma

When minutes matter, Saint Francis Medical Center is here.

In an emergency, every moment is critical. Whether a fall or a car crash, chest pain or a stroke, it takes a highly trained team to quickly evaluate, stabilize and treat each patient. At Saint Francis, we’re committed to providing highly specialized emergency care quickly and compassionately.

The Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Room (ER) sees more than 25,000 patients every year. From minor injuries to complex trauma cases, you’ll find a care team with the skills and expertise ready to help.

Trauma Services
Saint Francis Medical Center is designated a Level III Trauma Center by the State of Nebraska and verified by the American College of Surgeons. Every area of services that contributes to the healing process of our patients must meet rigorous requirements in skill and education to achieve this designation.

While most people associate trauma medicine with ambulances and the ED,  trauma care involves a multitude of physicians, nurses and support staff trained in diagnosing and treating patients who may have a several medical needs and coordinating care when seconds count.

At Saint Francis we understand that a medical trauma emergency affects patients and their family in many ways. We offer services such as an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Social Work and Pastoral Care to help both patients and their family members through the impact of a trauma.

Continuing education is an important element of a trauma center. Our trauma program and individual patient care is continually reviewed to ensure the use of the best evidence based practices for trauma care and maintain the level of verified status by the American College of Surgeons. Our healthcare professionals participate in continuing medical education to learn the most advance diagnosis and treatments and offer education to first responders and critical access hospitals staff to help raise the level of care offered across the region