Trauma Center

Saint Luke's East Hospital | Services & Specialties | Emergency Department

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When a traumatic injury occurs, designated trauma centers are prepared to provide a full range of emergency care, including assessment, resuscitation, and stabilization. Saint Luke’s East Hospital is a Level III Trauma Center, which means the hospital provides:

  • Around the clock coverage by doctors and nurses trained in emergency medicine
  • 24/7 access to trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and laboratory and radiology services
  • Close working relationships with local and regional EMTs to ensure patients are transported to the most appropriate facility

Trauma team

When the trauma team is activated, patients are met by an emergency room doctor, lab and radiology staff, and a chaplain. A thorough evaluation is performed along with any needed lifesaving interventions. Depending on the patient’s condition, surgery may be needed, or the patient will be moved to one of our nursing units for further care.

Trauma patients admitted to Saint Luke’s East Hospital can count on continued support of their physical and emotional recovery. Patients have access to a full rehabilitation staff, social workers, and more. On occasion, a higher level of care may be needed, and patients are transferred to a Level I or Level II trauma facility – such as Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.

Saint Luke's East Hospital
100 NE Saint Luke's Blvd
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
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