Alegent Creighton Health's
CUMC Level One Trauma Center
Trauma centers are ranked, from Level I (comprehensive services) to Level III (limited care), based on the resources available within a trauma center and the number of patients admitted yearly. Creighton University Medical Center, a Level I trauma center, has the facilities, resources, protocols and expertise to provide optimal emergency care for critically injured patients.
The Nearest Hospital Isn't Always Best
Trauma experts know the closest emergency department isn't always the best option when a person is severely injured. Paramedics at the scene determine whether the patient should go to a trauma center. This sometimes means driving by a hospital that is closer but doesn't have trauma surgeons immediately available and special medical equipment in the trauma bays.
We treat approximately 32,000 patients yearly. The center utilizes Life Net helicopter service to airlift patients for critical trauma care. Our dedicated trauma bays ensure rapid and comprehensive patient evaluation and treatment. The trauma center itself is equipped with a CAT Scan suite, an on-site lab and X-ray for fast and complete reviews of injuries.
The Trauma Team
Specialized critical care teams, led by intensivists and surgeons, staff our 25-bed tertiary-care intensive care unit. CUMC's operating room teams stand ready to provide rapid damage-control surgery to improve survivability. Our critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and other team members all are dedicated to ensuring superior care using evidence-based practices. Our Trauma Team consists of:
- Board-certified surgeons
- Emergency medicine physicians
- Emergency department nurses
- Ancillary staff
- On-call specialists
Gold Seal Accreditation
Creighton University Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in the U.S. recognized by the Joint Commission for its management of orthopedic trauma. CUMC earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care.
Life after Trauma
After acute care has been provided, a Alegent Creighton Health provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, including: brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, and physical, occupational, speech therapy if needed, ensuring a continuum of patient care.