Trauma Center

Trauma Administration:
Call (702) 731-8316

  • Melinda Case, RN, Trauma Program Manager

Emergency Services

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Trauma Center

Traumatic injuries and other complex life-threatening conditions are treated rapidly in our Level II Trauma Center.

Trauma is severe blunt or penetrating injury primarily caused by automobile crashes, gunshots, knife wounds, falls, battery, or burns.

A trauma victim’s care is a critical emergency. When trauma patients arrive at Sunrise Hospital, a team of physicians, nurses and appropriate support staff are already assembled and prepared for rapid assessment and treatment. Emergency physicians and nurses are in-house to initiate resuscitation and stabilization. Surgeons, anesthesiologists, physician specialists, and trauma nurses are on call and promptly available, as well as immediate access to dedicated medical equipment and operating room facilities.

Trauma physicians manage trauma patients during their hospitalization along with a specially trained trauma staff that provides patients with multidisciplinary care throughout hospitalization.

Our Trauma Team includes:

  • RNs and Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists
  • Social and Case Managers
  • Pastoral Care

Resources and procedures available to trauma patients may include:

  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Internal medicine or pediatric medicine
  • Ophthalmic, maxillofacial and plastic surgery
  • Radiological specialties such as ultrasonography, CT scans, MRI
  • Neurosurgery: Care for brain and spine injuries by the Neurovascular Intensive Care Unit of The Nevada Neurosciences Institute (NNI) at Sunrise Hospital.
  • Rehabilitation: Sunrise Hospital’s Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is accredited by CARF, indicating our commitment to compliance with international rehabilitation standards of quality. Our RESTORE Wound Specialty Program provides both adult and pediatric wound care treatments for outpatients.

Level II Trauma verification demonstrates better patient outcomes and saves lives

We have received the American College of Surgeons’ Level II Trauma verification because we have demonstrated leadership in the treatment of traumatic injuries and other complex life-threatening conditions. As a Level II Trauma Center and regional referral center from other medical facilities, Sunrise Hospital provides advanced tertiary medical services for thousands of patients each year and serves as a lead trauma facility for Southern Nevada while working closely with Nevada’s neighboring states to provide trauma care for those patients who require a higher level of care.