Trauma Center Facilities
The Trauma Center’s Trauma Resuscitation Area in N-Building has two fully functional trauma bays and is staffed by dedicated and credentialed trauma nurses.
The Trauma Team is activated through a streamlined system in which the Team is notified by prehospital personnel that a trauma patient is on the way. The Team immediately prepares for the patient, using information provided by the prehospital providers, to ensure that there is no delay in treatment when the patient arrives.
A team of highly skilled staff work together in a dynamic operating room suite that contains leading-edge equipment. One operating room is dedicated to trauma and is available 24 hours per day. This area is staffed by trauma nurses who have participated in the Trauma Nurse Course and have completed trauma specific competencies.
The operating suite can accommodate the following surgical specialties:
- Open heart
- Plastic surgery
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
The 34-bed PACU is designated for both pediatric and adult patients with orthopedic and neurological injuries who don’t require intensive care after surgery. Every nurse in the PACU has completed the Trauma Nurse Course, PALS, ACLS, and the Critical Care Nurse Course.
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
The SICU, a 21-bed unit, is the only trauma designated intensive care unit in the county. We admit critically injured trauma patients with trauma conditions such as neurosurgical, abdominal, thoracic and orthopedic injuries. The nurses working in this unit participate in the Trauma Nurse Course, Critical Care Nurse Course, ACLS, PALS, and have several trauma related specialty certifications.
Orthopedic Medical Surgical Unit (N5W)
Our Orthopedics Unit, a 29-bed unit, treats patients with orthopedic trauma, general orthopedic or spinal injuries and neurosurgical injuries. This unit is staffed by nurses who have completed the Trauma Nurse Course, meet trauma-specific competencies, and have the option to become Certified Orthopedic Nurses.
General Surgery Unit (C2)
This 41-bed surgical unit focuses on the post-surgery patient and those who have spent time in the SICU. Nurses working in this unit participate in the Trauma Nurse Course and have several options for trauma related specialty certification.
Pediatrics Unit (B3)
The Pediatrics Unit, a 20-bed pediatric patient care unit, cares for neonates through adolescents, 18 years of age and under who are hospitalized for medical or surgical problems. Nurses working in the unit participate in the Trauma Nurse Course, PALS, and have several options for trauma related specialty certification.