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Trauma Center

The Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center Trauma Center is home to specialized medical professionals with the latest in critical care equipment and techniques. Demonstrating commitment and capability, our Trauma Center is always equipped to treat your injuries. Avera McKennan’s Emergency & Trauma Services are verified Level II by the American College of Surgeons.

Morbidity and mortality from trauma are major concerns for all communities. The majority of trauma victims are cared for in local healthcare facilities. For those rural patients who warrant specialized diagnostics, interventions, and critical care, the Avera McKennan Trauma Team responds with comprehensive healthcare.

Additional Information

Educational Opportunities

We offer a number of educational opportunities for healthcare professionals interested in training to deal with trauma patients.

  • Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)
  • Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Pediatric BTLS (PBTLS)
  • Annual Trauma Symposium, Physician CME’s
  • Support for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

You can learn more about our professional education opportunities by following that link or search for education classes using our online calendar.

Emergency Trauma

For emergency transportation of trauma victims, call our Careflight line at 800-EMS-EAST.

If you have any questions about our Trauma Services or need more information, please contact Avera McKennan's main line at 605-322-8000.