Even with the very best of intentions and among the most cautious of families, emergencies arise. A key distinguishing characteristic of Saint Francis Hospital’s trauma and critical care services is the experience and expertise of the many subspecialty services that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to any ill or injured patient in need. The trauma and emergency services provided at Saint Francis Hospital have long been recognized as having a profound effect on sustaining and maintaining the quality of life in Tulsa and the surrounding area.
Verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center, the Trauma Emergency Center (TEC) at Saint Francis Hospital has a long-standing legacy of providing comprehensive critical care for patients of all ages facing life-threatening and complex emergencies. Our distinction as a Level II Trauma Center assures you and your loved ones that our emergency and trauma personnel adhere to the highest standards of critical care as designated by the state.
Exciting plans are in the works for a new and expanded TEC, scheduled for completion in summer 2014.
Key features of the new center will include:
- Designed to accommodate more than 120,000 patient visits annually (average of over 300 per day)
- Convertible area for mass casualty response within ambulance bay
- New clinical stations:
- 4 trauma /resuscitation rooms
- 12 acute/critical care rooms
- 39 adult general medicine stations
- 4 triage stations
- 1 decontamination room
- Ability to expand to 114 clinical stations during disaster events
- 2 computed tomography (CT) suites
- 2 radiology rooms and one cardiac catheterization laboratory
- 2 helipads on the roof of the patient tower
- Dedicated oversized trauma elevators
- Large covered ambulance bay to accommodate up to 14 ambulances at once