Mercy Sioux City's Trauma Center is equipped to provide comprehensive emergency medical services to patients suffering traumatic injuries. Trauma care requires specialized and experienced multidisciplinary treatment and specialized resources. Traumatic injuries are often caused by motor vehicle accidents and falls.
The Trauma Center at Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City is one of only four trauma care facilities in Iowa to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons. As the only Level II Trauma Center in western Iowa, the Mercy Trauma Center serves the population within a 150-mile radius of Sioux City, including southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska. Every year, thousands of Siouxland residents benefit from the life-saving skills of the nurses, emergency room physicians and surgeons who make up our dedicated trauma team.
Mercy Air Care (MAC)
Mercy Air Care transports patients from an area within a 150-mile radius of Sioux City. Approximately 20 percent of the patients carried by MAC are suffering from trauma injuries. Seventy percent of MAC patients have cardiac conditions. The remaining 10 percent of the patients are transported to Mercy Medical Center for general medical problems.
Trauma Center Team
As a regional trauma care facility, Mercy provides comprehensive care for the severely injured patient with complex multi-system trauma. An organized trauma team including a general surgeon, emergency physician, anesthesiologist, nursing and ancillary personnel is immediately available when the patient arrives at the emergency department. The team is ready to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Radiologists are available on a 24-hour-a-day basis for special procedures and interpretation of X rays.
Surgery staff is ready within a moments notice to perform emergency procedures in a fully equipped operating room.
Many trauma patients take advantage of the full range of rehabilitation services offered through Mercy Medical Center. The rehabilitation staff specializes in helping the patient regain strength, endurance, mobility and function after a traumatic injury.
For more information on Mercy's Trauma Center, call 712-279-2066.