Altru Health System is a Level II Trauma Center serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, caring for approximately 600 cases per year. This designation from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and the North Dakota Department of Health attests to the high quality of care trauma patients at Altru receive.
The goal of Altru's Trauma Center is to provide appropriate medical assistance to injured patients in the fastest way. Rapid response is not the only critical factor in trauma care. Trauma patients require access to organized quality medical care and leading technology 24 hours a day. The Trauma Center is responsible for ensuring that appropriate care is provided. They regularly monitor the performance of the team and the overall care from the time the patient arrives through patient discharge.
Trauma Team Members
Trauma Services team members include the:
- Trauma Surgeon
- Emergency Room Physician
- Surgical Residents
- Nurses from the Emergency Room and Critical Care Unit
- Technicians from Lab, X-ray and Operating Room
- Chaplain and others
For further information about Trauma Services at Altru, call 701.780.5337.