MountainStar Health - May 21, 2020

 

Imagine you are on your way to work when out of the blue, another car crashes into your car. The ambulance soon arrives and informs you that you will be taken to the nearest Trauma Center. You are taken to St. Mark's Hospital where our number one priority is to care for you like family.

At St. Mark's Hospital we strive to provide excellent patient care. In October 2018, St. Mark's Hospital received their Level II Trauma Center certification from the American College of Surgeons. What does this mean for SLC? It means more trauma resources for emergencies. In trauma, time is of the essence. A person can die from bleeding in as little as 3 minutes in a bleeding emergency. If it is recognized that a trauma patient needs immediate surgery, the team will have the patient to the Operating Room in less than 15 minutes after patient arrival. Our highly skilled physicians all follow the ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) assessment so that every trauma patient is assessed the same.

Being a Level II Trauma Center offers all of the same resources as the Level I Trauma Centers, except at a Level II Center, there are no residents learning. A Level I Trauma Center is a teaching facility and publishes research articles. At a Level II Trauma Center you are greeted first hand with an attending physician and the trauma team ready to treat whoever rolls through the door. We pride ourselves on continually reaching new goals to improve patient care. At St. Mark's Hospital you get the expertise and care of a big city hospital with the feeling of a community hospital. We pride ourselves on achieving Grade "A", the highest grade possible from The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital safety watchdog organization. St. Mark's is also equipped with top ranked surgeons that exceed the national quality standards.

Brittni Clark, BSN, RN

Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator