The Level One Trauma Center at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill consists of a team of medical professionals specially trained in treating trauma and critical care injuries. Trauma surgeons and other members of the trauma team are in the hospital 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Paramedics transport injury victims meeting special triage criteria to the waiting trauma team, composed of trauma surgeons, emergency physicians, trained trauma nurses and personnel from radiology and other critical departments. Physicians in specialties ranging from neurosurgery to OB/GYN are on standby, and nursing teams are ready in the operating room and critical care unit as well. In addition to patient care, Level One Trauma Centers conduct research programs, healthcare provider education, community outreach programs, and is a referral resource for communities in nearby regions.
The Emergency Department (ED) provides care for approximately 60,000 patients per year in a 52-bed unit, (including three trauma rooms), the ED serves as the intake, assessment and resuscitation site for the Level One Trauma Center, and provides clinical and administrative support for the city's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program and BRIDGE domestic violence advocacy program.
For more information, call 816-404-1000.