Parkview Regional Medical Center opens Saturday, March 17, 2012. On that day, all critical care units and many specialty care departments will move from Parkview Hospital Randallia to the new regional medical center. Included in this move are the Parkview adult and pediatric trauma centers. Trauma services will be provided at the new medical center effective as of that date.
A 24/7 emergency department will remain at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Many other medical services will also continue to be provided at Parkview Hospital Randallia. If you are uncertain about the location of a service for an appointment or scheduled procedure, call the switchboard at (260) 266-1000 or Parkview Health Scheduling at (877) 225-5747 or (260) 373-8900. A phone representative will assist you. It is recommended that you call at least 24 hours before your intended arrival.
Initially verified as an adult trauma center in 2000, Parkview Hospital offers trauma care that meets the highest national standards. Our verification by the American College of Surgeons as adult and pediatric trauma centers is a testament to the excellence of our programs and the skill and dedication of our team of professionals.
When a life-threatening injury occurs, the next 60 minutes are the most critical. Known as the “golden hour,” this is the time when trauma care can increase a patient’s chance of survival by as much as 50 percent. This is the time when teamwork is vital.
Parkview partners with local emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics, who provide initial medical care and determine the severity of injuries. Individuals with life-threatening injuries are then transferred to the trauma center by ambulance or one of the Parkview Samaritan helicopters.
The physicians and staff of Parkview Trauma Centers stand ready to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Within minutes of being notified that a patient is being transported to the hospital, Parkview’s trauma team rushes to the emergency room. With communication from personnel at the scene, Parkview’s team of physicians, surgeons, nurses and other professionals develop a treatment plan and prepare all necessary equipment. Members of the team know their role and stand ready to spring into action. To provide the very best trauma care, this systematic approach is followed each time, for each child and adult treated at the Parkview Trauma Centers.
Since 1992, Parkview has maintained a database of trauma cases that is useful for reviewing patient care practices, anticipating trends, developing trauma prevention programs and providing training for physicians, emergency medical personnel and hospital nursing and other staff.