Trauma can come into your life with a jolt. Serious injury from a sudden event such as a car accident or assault can leave you and your family shocked and deeply distressed. When you need a steady hand and lifesaving care, our trauma team is ready to serve you.
Providence St. Patrick Hospital is a Level II trauma center. We meet strict standards for having the resources and readiness to provide fast, coordinated care for complex emergencies.
Hospital emergency rooms throughout the region send patients here by ambulance to manage critical injuries. Providence trauma surgeons, emergency teams and specialty surgeons are here whenever they’re needed.
We diagnose and treat these and other injuries:
- Abdominal, lung and chest trauma
- Back and spine injuries
- Brain injury such as aneurysm, stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Face, head and neck trauma
- Fractures and broken bones
- Leg or arm trauma
- Organ injury or failure
- Puncture wounds
- Severe burns
- Soft tissue injuries
- Uncontrolled bleeding
If you or a loved one are taken to the Providence trauma center, you can count on immediate evaluation, diagnosis and care by a specialized trauma team. They will stabilize your condition and take you to surgery or intensive care if that’s what you need.
Our trauma center provides:
- Advanced medical imaging and diagnostic testing with fast results
- High-level surgical services available at any hour
- Highly trained critical care specialists
- Specialized pre- and post-surgical critical care monitoring
- A dedicated trauma physician assistant who follows your care closely
- Daily trauma team meetings for trauma and surgical specialists, therapists, dietitians, pathologists, social workers and physiatrists to assess and plan your care
Providence St. Patrick Hospital is the only trauma center in the region with a Level II status that is verified by the American College of Surgeons, Accredited Stroke Center and Accredited Chest Pain Center. We’re dedicated to an exceptional level of trauma care. Our doctors, nurses and specialists stay on the leading edge of trauma care. Click here for trauma education resources.
Accidental injuries take young lives too soon. Families and communities affected experience immeasurable social, emotional and financial damage. At Providence, our trauma leaders are actively involved in preventing tragedies through a variety of education and awareness programs. We focus on these and many other areas:
- Accident awareness and safe driving practices for teens
- Child safety seat education, installation and use
- Fall prevention
- Substance abuse awareness and prevention
- TBI prevention
Safety matters at any age. At Providence, we reach out to community leaders and agencies to help prevent or limit the severity of injury through activities like these:
- Active support of a state-wide trauma system
- Encouraging proper use of seatbelts, child safety seats and helmets
- Safety legislation
- Support for enforcement of existing laws
To prevent head injury, Providence St. Patrick Hospital trauma services schedules sales for protective sports helmets, including:
- Multi-sport (skateboarding, in-line skating, rollerblading, ice skating, kayaking)
Call 406-329-2823 for a current schedule and prices.
Child safety seat checks
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death, especially among teens and young adults. Proper restraint is crucial to prevent death or permanent disability. We work with the Traffic Safety Task Force to support safety-seat inspection events and distribution of low-cost child safety seats.
Your care team may include these and other are providers, including specialty and subspecialty surgeons as needed:
- General surgeons
- Heart and vascular surgeons
- Nurse practitioners
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physical therapists
- Registered dietitians
- Registered nurses
- Respiratory therapists
- Social workers
- Speech/language pathologists
- Thoracic surgeons
- Trauma surgeons