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Trauma Center

1906.9 miles away
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Trauma Center

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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.

Community outreach

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:

  • Bike
  • Multi-sport (skateboarding, in-line skating, rollerblading, ice skating, kayaking)
  • Ski
  • Equestrian

Call 406-329-2823 for a current schedule and prices.

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.

Contact Buckle Up Montana, 406-258-3880 or Missoula Rural Fire Station, 406-549-6172 for help with proper installation. 

Gun safety requires education, awareness and preventive safety measures. Please call the NRA Community Service Program Division at 703-267-1560 for more information.

Your care team may include these and other are providers, including specialty and subspecialty surgeons as needed:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Chaplains
  • General surgeons
  • Heart and vascular surgeons
  • Hospitalists
  • Intensivists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Obstetricians
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical therapists
  • Radiologists 
  • Registered dietitians  
  • Registered nurses   
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers
  • Speech/language pathologists
  • Thoracic surgeons
  • Trauma surgeons 
  • Overview - Trauma and Acute Care Services - Dr. Pickardt
  • Trauma II Services - Dr. Pickardt
  • Surgicalist Program - Dr. Pickhardt
  • Injury Prevention Helmet Program - Dr. Undurraga
  • Trauma Designation - Dr Pickhardt
  • Orthopedic Trauma Care - Dr. Myers