Saving lives with ECMO

For people who are seriously ill or injured, the right care can save their life. The revolutionary technology known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) allows the lungs to rest, giving the body time to fight the infection by oxygenating the blood outside of the body when the lungs cannot function normally.

A regional pacesetter

Our Critical Care Transport Team is more than an "Intensive Care Unit on the road," they are the most experienced and successful ECMO transport team in the Northwest, having provided the service for almost 30 years.

Since 2013, Legacy Emanuel has been recognized as an ECMO Center of Excellence by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, an international consortium of health care professionals and scientists who develop and evaluate new therapies for support of failing organ systems.

Your support is needed

With your help, we will enhance Legacy Emanuel's role as the region's trauma hospital of choice and provide services that allow residents of our communities to receive this lifesaving care close to home.