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Emergency and Trauma Services
Emergencies can strike anytime, anyplace and without warning. That’s why Avera’s hospitals and clinics offer comprehensive services across the system. Avera’s nationally acclaimed emergency care program connects you to:
- Emergency-trained physicians who follow national best practices and advanced protocols, which means you are in the best possible hands
- eEmergency, making local specialty care available through sophisticated technologies that link your local providers to more than 60 specialty areas, 24/7
- Currently, eEmergency services are available in 55 hospitals across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming
- eEmergency technology has impacted more than 2,580 patients to date
- Transfers avoided because of eEmergency have saved more than $3,295,413 in transfer costs
- State-of-the-art diagnostic and life-saving technology, innovative treatment options and follow-up care in your local community
- CareFlight helicopters and fixed-wing craft available when an "ICU on wings" is needed for critically ill or injured patients
- Trauma-level designated care, which means trauma surgeons, neurologists, anesthesia and diagnostic imaging are at the ready
- The region's first nationally accredited chest pain center
All dedicated to providing you the best care available, right where you are. Because in an emergency, there’s no time to waste.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately for assistance.
Patients Give Avera Emergency Care High Marks
- Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, an Avera regional center recently received HealthGrades Recognition.
- Several of Avera's smaller rural hospitals have received the Press Ganey Summit Award for patient satisfaction.
- eEmergency means door-to-doctor time is only seconds.
SIM-SD Lab Means South Dakota Emergency Responders Are At-The-Ready
"The South Dakota Department of Health, South Dakota Office of Emergency Medical Services, and the South Dakota EMT Association joined forces to develop Simulation in Motion - South Dakota (SIM-SD), an effort to implement statewide outreach training for pre-hospital and hospital personnel." Learn more about SIM-SD.