Level 2 Trauma Center

Liberty Hospital’s Level 2 Trauma Center has been verified by the state of Missouri as complying with rigorous standards. These include a commitment to the community’s health and well-being that goes beyond the hospital campus. These standards include:

  • Retaining a staff of dedicated trauma care providers, including board-certified surgeons, board-certified emergency medicine physicians, specialty-certified registered nurses, clergy and a multitude of ancillary staff. All of these team members are trained in caring for the traumatically injured patient's body, mind and spirit.
  • Providing comprehensive, board-certified subspecialties that include anesthesiology, neurosurgery, interventional radiology, orthopedics and others.
  • Having rehabilitation physicians on staff to facilitate recovery and the quickest possible return to pre-injury functioning.
  • Maintaining transfer agreements with area Level I and specialty medical facilities for those patients, both adult and children, needing the highest level of specialty care.
  • Maintaining a strong working relationship with regional emergency medical services to ensure patients are transported quickly and safely to the most appropriate facility.
  • Offering professional and community education and outreach.

Treating trauma patients

When the trauma team is activated, the patient is greeted on arrival by a trauma team including emergency department physician, registered nurses, surgical technicians, respiratory therapists, radiology technicians and a chaplain. Because trauma is often a surgical condition, the trauma surgeon assumes management of the patient’s care within minutes of arrival.

After a quick and thorough evaluation that can include x-rays, CT scans, sonograms, lab work and any necessary life-saving interventions, the patient is moved on to definitive care. This can include surgery, admission to the intensive care unit or a step down unit, or transfer to a specialized higher level of care. Upon admission, the patient’s care team begins planning for discharge and working to return the patient to their pre-injury level of living.

Critical incident stress management

To help our patients and their families address the stresses associated with a critical incident, we offer a team of professionals trained in trauma support. The Liberty critical incident stress management team includes clergy, firefighters, registered nurses, paramedics and others. There is always a team member on call.

Every patient is met on arrival by a trauma team that includes an emergency physician, surgical and respiratory technicians, registered nurses, and a chaplain.

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