Trauma Center

Whether it’s a car crash or a sudden fall, traumatic injuries can happen in a split second. Timely, specialized care can make the difference between life and death.

Stormont Vail Health’s Level II Trauma Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons, is equipped to provide treatment to patients with all types and levels of injuries.

Conditions We Treat

Gunshot wounds

Traumatic brain injuries

Serious falls

Stab wounds

Injuries from serious vehicle crashes


Facial trauma

Traumatic brain injuries

Severe cuts or amputations

Spinal cord injuries

Spinal fractures

Skull fractures

Cuts and puncture wounds

What Does Level II Mean?

Trauma categories vary from state to state. The different levels (ie. Level I, II, III, IV or V) refer to the kinds of resources available at a trauma center, as well as the number of patients treated annually. As a Level II trauma center, Stormont Vail must provide:

How is the Trauma Center and Emergency Department Different?

Our Emergency Department offers care for conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, stomach pain, sprains, and strains. Our Trauma Center team cares for patients with injuries that are immediately life-threatening or very serious.

However, the Trauma team and Emergency Department team work closely to care for severely injured patients, which doesn't stop at initial treatment.

If you’re admitted to the hospital, we provide additional care with our inpatient trauma team, which will:

Monitor your physical condition

When you are released, we will send follow-up information to your primary care physician to keep them updated on your injury, treatment, and your condition when you left the hospital

Assess your needs for recovery

Work with your family to make sure you have the care you need after going home

Meet the Team

Keir Swisher, D.O.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
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Jacob Voelkel, M.D.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
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Riley Williams, M.D.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
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Clayton Wood, D.O.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
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Our Locations

Stormont Vail Hospital

1500 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604
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