Trauma Services

Services and Treatments

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Coordinated, life-saving care in one place

Known as the "corridor of life" the central part of our trauma center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center features five trauma care rooms and two operating suites to perform surgery right from the emergency department. We also have care units directly adjacent that minimize patient transport. The units:

  • Intensive Care Units (ICUs) specialize in critical care for trauma and surgical patients and are staffed by highly skilled nurses who are specially trained in trauma, neurosurgical, and cardiac critical care.
  • Trauma Recovery and Acute Care Unit (TRACU) is a 34-bed recovery unit. Our staff cares for patients with complex neurological, surgical, orthopedic and trauma issues.

Complete team

We provide a complete care team for trauma patients. The team designs care plans, discusses major medical or treatment issues, outline goals, confers with the family and plans for the patient's discharge. Teams might include:

  • Trauma surgeons
  • Resident staff
  • Consulting physicians
  • Physical therapists
  • Spiritual counselors
  • Rehabilitation admission coordinator

Follow-up care

Legacy Trauma Clinic provides follow-up to trauma patients, evaluation of psychological needs and addressing physical injuries.

Our registered nurse case managers will coordinate with your primary care provider and insurance carrier, and also with:

  • Physical therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social work

Specialized care

Legacy Health offers one-of-a-kind care for trauma patients with additional needs:

Complete services

To support patients who have suffered a serious injury or illness, Legacy Trauma Services offers a range of services. Such as:

  • Special transport teams for adult and pediatric patients
  • Transport of surgical support staff to hospitals with patients who cannot be moved
  • Life Flight Network, LLC
  • Multidisciplinary case management
  • A protocol for transfusion of an unstable patient in shock
  • Trauma risk assessment counselors, a prevention/intervention program
  • Legacy Trauma Nurses Talk Tough
  • Outreach Program
  • TRACU and ICU nurse training programs
  • Professional education


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