Level III Trauma Center
The Saint Francis Emergency and Trauma Center is southeast Missouri’s only Level III Trauma Center, serving five states and nearly 715,000 people. It is staffed by hospital-based, emergency services physicians. Saint Francis’ trauma designation means all systems within the Medical Center are equipped to assess and address any serious trauma at any moment. The trauma designation requires close cooperation with EMS professionals, surgeons, physicians and the entire Medical Center staff.
Trauma Center Statistics
Cape Trauma Specialists in conjunction with Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Medicine physicians saw the following activity in southeast Missouri’s only Level III Trauma Center:
- Evaluated and treated 2,069 trauma patients
- Treated and discharged 80 percent of patients in less than 4 hours, well below the national average