Level I Trauma Center and Emergency Medicine 

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, which sees the most critical or severely injured emergency patients. Annually, the hospital treats more than 2,200 trauma cases.

For more than 25 years, SLU Hospital has been a designated Level 1 Trauma Center for Missouri and Illinois, and remains just as dedicated today in providing the highest quality care for traumatically-injured patients. In 2008, the hospital received the highest national recognition when it was verified as an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level One Trauma Center.

SLU Hospital’s trauma program is a multidisciplinary academic endeavor with Saint Louis University School of Medicine and SLUCare Physician Group. The program is committed to treating trauma patients and improving patient outcomes by providing integrated, specialized care and clinical research.

At SLU Hospital, patients are cared for by a team of board-certified trauma surgeons and emergency medicine physicians, as well as emergency department and critical care nurses, who are extensively trained to care for the most critically injured patients. The trauma team also works very closely with orthopaedic trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, facial trauma, plastic, urology, vascular, and spine surgeons. As the leader of the trauma team, a trauma surgeon, who is specially-trained to perform complex surgical procedures on all areas of the body, oversees the patient’s overall care to ensure an optimal outcome.

In addition to serving both states, SLU Hospital also maintains strong relationships with regional EMS providers.

The front door of the trauma center is SLU Hospital’s Emergency Department, which treats 80-85 emergency cases each day and more than 30,000 cases per year.

Want to learn more about the emergency department and trauma services at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital? Download your copy of our Emergency Perspectives publication below.

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