In an effort to provide the highest level of care for critically injured patients in northeast and central Kansas, Stormont-Vail HealthCare launched Trauma Services. This program is a coordinated effort between multiple internal departments at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, and city and county emergency services to ensure a rapid response for the delivery of care to injured patients.
Stormont-Vail HealthCare received verification as a Level III Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons on August 31, 2006. In 2011, Stormont-Vail became a higher level, Level II Trauma Center.
Trauma surgeons offer a full range of surgical procedures around the clock with an entire team of surgical and health care professionals on site or available within 15 minutes of notification for the most critically injured patients. The trauma response team is led by a surgeon specializing in trauma care and dedicated to caring for critically injured patients. Seriously injured patients need immediate care delivered by a team of trained professionals in order to have the best chance of survival.