When it's Life or Death Every Day

June 13, 2017

The Level I Trauma Center at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy (CUMC - Bergan) provides the best medical care - fast - so that you survive a life-threatening injury. The entire trauma team stands by ready for the worst injuries, 24/7.

Learn more about our Comprehensive Trauma Center at a symposium featuring trauma surgeons and nurses who are world-renowned, as well as patients who would have died without specialized trauma expertise.

Symposium subjects include emerging technologies, managing burn patients, tourniquet use and psychological effects on patients and families.

Former trauma patients and family members will join the symposium for a luncheon. They include a farmer who lost an arm in a chopper, a flight nurse involved in a motorcycle accident who almost bled to death, and a young woman who was shot and left for dead by her attackers. A person with the injuries she had ordinarily has about a 5% chance of surviving. All credit the trauma team with saving their lives.

About CHI Health

CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 14 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities, a free standing emergency department, more than 150 employed physician practice locations and more than 12,000 employees in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa.
CHI Health is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health system based in Englewood, Colorado. 
The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 103 hospitals, as well as long-term care, assisted- and residential living communities; community health services organizations; home health agencies and outpatient facilities and services. 
In fiscal year 2016, CHI provided more than $1.1 billion in financial assistance and community benefit. CHI generated operating revenues of $15.9 billion and has total assets of approximately $22.7 billion.