Trauma Services

Regional West Medical Center
4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361

Who we are

Regional West is one of just three Level II Trauma Centers in Nebraska, as verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and designated by the State of Nebraska Health and Human Services Department.

We are committed to supporting the region as the lead Level II Trauma Center in Nebraska's Region 4. Support includes outreach and consultation in the development of surrounding trauma systems, including pre-hospital training, education, performance improvement, and injury prevention activities. Our team works closely with the region's pre-hospital services, including volunteer basic life support services, ALS ambulance services, and the Air Link flight service.

Click here to read more about the importance of trauma services in rural Nebraska and how Regional West Medical Center fills that vital role.

In addition to treating trauma patients, Regional West’s Trauma Services Department places strong emphasis on continuing education and community education for both clinical and non-clinical staff members. Injury prevention also serves as a vital link.

The trauma registry is an electronic database that details patient injuries and outcomes. Using this information, medical professionals and support services can regularly monitor and improve the trauma system, building a program that is unmatched in the region.

What we do

In 2013, 562 trauma patients were treated at Regional West Medical Center.

  • 219 patients were trauma team activations, which means they were severely injured.
  • 380 patients were injured from blunt trauma resulting from falls, motor vehicle accidents, etc.
    • Falls were the leading cause of injury, followed by motor vehicle accidents.
  • 16 patients had penetrating injuries from gunshot wounds, knife wounds, etc.
  • 5 patients were injured as a result of a bicycle crash.
  • 174 patients were over the age of 65.

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