Verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

  • Survival rates are increased

  • Long-term patient outcomes are improved

  • Care is better coordinated

  • Assessment, stabilization and interventions are done quickly and efficiently

As Level II Trauma Center, it must meet strict ACS guidelines. The ACS verifies HSHS St. Vincent Hospital can stabilize any major trauma and has the resources to direct care for the critically injured. Key elements of a Level II trauma center include 24-hour, immediate coverage by trauma and neurosurgeons, as well as coverage by specialists in orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, and critical care. In addition to these resources, St. Vincent has the region’s only board-certified orthopedic trauma surgeon.

Trauma services are available 24/7


Everything our trauma patients might need is ready and waiting for our patient's arrival. Our entire trauma team stands by ready and waiting.

  • Stabilize any major trauma

  • Resources to direct care for the critically injured

  • Trauma and neurosurgeons available immediately

  • Coverage by specialists in orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care

​To obtain more information about one of the educational programs or to schedule a session, call 920-433-8445

Community Outreach


A Level II trauma center also must be dedicated to continually improving trauma care through a comprehensive quality improvement program and must be committed to trauma prevention and trauma team members' continuing education. The array of educational offerings the HSHS St. Vincent Emergency and Trauma Center offers to both the public and to its colleagues is vast. Click here for more information.

Trauma Fast Facts

  • Trauma is the leading cause of death for those ages to 1 to 45.

  • Trauma is the fourth leading cause of death overall for all ages.

HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Trauma Center patient causes of trauma for 2021 include:

  • 50%              Falls

  • 23%              Motor vehicle crash

  • 4%                 Motorcycle crash

  • 5%                 Penetrating (gun, knife, etc.)

  • 5%                 Recreational Vehicles

  • 13%               All others

Click here to download our trauma fast facts!

Trauma Team


A trauma team consists of trauma surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, social workers, physical therapists and on-call physician specialists like cardiothoracic surgeons.

Dedicated trauma bays at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital trauma center ensure rapid and comprehensive patient evaluation and treatment. The trauma center itself is equipped with onsite operating rooms and diagnostics like X-ray and lab.

Sexualized Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)


These nurses have experience providing care and assistance to people of all ages and both sexes following a sexual assault. They collect medical evidence and perform the necessary examination in a caring and sensitive manner.


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