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Trauma Team Services

The Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center Trauma Team is made up of specialists from every necessary unit. This team of experts delivers trauma care beginning with treating the injury, through critical care and during the rehabilitation phase of treatment.

We provide 24-hour coverage in key areas and the trauma surgeon is always prepared to respond prior to patient arrival. Each of our special care units is prepared to assist with specific treatment for any trauma victim in need.

24 Hour Coverage Areas Special Care Units
Anesthesia Surgical
Emergency Services Neuroscience
Respiratory Therapy Burn Unit
Laboratory Orthopedic
Radiology Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO)
Surgery Intensive Care
Chaplaincy Services Pediatric Intensive Care

Key Services

Each arm of the Trauma Team is qualified to give treatment or support in specific areas. Here are some details about certain key services we offer:


  • CARF accredited
  • Integral and early involvement in the acute care phase

Critical Care and Surgery

  • Comprehensive invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Experienced, specialized team


  • Lab/Blood Bank AABB and CAP accredited, massive transfusion capability
  • Radiology/CT/MRI
  • Angiography

Advanced Life Support Transport

  • Careflight fixed wing, helicopter, and ground vehicle transport
  • Easy access and rapid response by a specially trained team
  • Careflight services provided by Omniflight and Encore