Most St. Mary's Trauma Patients Can Receive
All the Care They Need Close to Home
Trauma Services at St. Mary's focuses on unidirectional flow of the patient. The initial presentation in the Emergency Department is only the beginning of what can be several months of treatment and rehabilitation.
Depending on the severity of their injuries, the trauma patient progresses from the Emergency Department to one of several areas including:
- Operating Room
- Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU)
- ICU Stepdown Unit
- Ortho/Neuro Unit
- Postsurgical Unit
- Pediatrics/Pediatric Intensive Care
The patient's stay progresses through the appropriate departments based on his or her injuries. Once the acute phase is complete, patients often transfer to St. Mary's Rehabilitation Institute for continued therapy and rehabilitation.
St. Mary's offers the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support to the STICU, ICU and ICU Stepdown staff to better prepare them for the critically injured patient. In addition, St. Mary's Rehabilitation Institute has achieved additional accreditation as a traumatic brain injury unit for adults and children.
St. Mary's Emergency Department is an Illinois Emergency Department Approved for Children, which demonstrates the commitment to pediatric patients in the region. A full team of Board Certified Emergency Physicians is available 24/7 to proved emergency care.
St. Mary's Trauma Services is proud that 95% of injured patients are able to receive all the care they need on one campus, close to home.