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Lutheran Medical Center

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Call 911 immediately if someone is unconscious, having trouble breathing, has a serious injury or may be having a heart attack.

Lutheran Hospital’s Emergency department provides you with the right care whenever you need it. Whether it’s illness or injuries requiring immediate care, or complex medical emergencies, our emergency and trauma team is there to take care of your critical needs.

Our team of emergency doctors, trauma and specialty surgeons, specialty-trained nurses, technicians, pharmacists, care managers and others work together to provide lifesaving treatments and personal care. Our holistic approach to care means that we work with you and your family to do what’s best for your health care needs.

Trauma Designation: Level II

Our Trauma Center is equipped to treat a variety of traumatic injuries, including head injuries, broken bones and injuries caused by accidents or violence. Most emergency and trauma departments are identified at different levels ranging from Level I to Level V Trauma Centers, depending on the availability of specialists and specialty treatment.

Trauma Center levels

A facility earns the title of “designated trauma center” when it meets requirements established by state or local government authorities. The American College of Surgeons verifies the designation of Trauma Centers as Level, I, II, III, IV or V. Levels depend on the types of resources available, and the number of trauma cases handled each year.

The American Trauma Society provides a guide to the levels of Trauma Centers. In brief, services by level signify:

  • Level l – Provides total care for every aspect of injury – from prevention through rehabilitation.
  • Level ll - Definitive care for complex and severe trauma patients.
  • Level lll - Initial evaluation and stabilization (surgically if appropriate) to the trauma patient.
  • Levels IV and V - Initial evaluation, stabilization, diagnostic capabilities and transfer to a higher level of care.

Our emergency and critical care providers ( 17 )

Daniel W. Cheek
Daniel W. Cheek, MD

Emergency Medicine

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Emergency services

It’s crucial that you get the care you need, when you need it. Intermountain provides emergency services 24/7. Speed is crucial when you need critical care, and our goal is to see you within 30 minutes of your arrival to our emergency departments.

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