A third of Barton’s Emergency Room Visits are Traumatic Injuries
Barton’s Emergency Department sees about 20,000 patient visits a year; one-third of these visits are traumatic injuries. When a patient experiences a trauma that first hour, “the golden hour”, is crucial – it is often the difference between life and death.
Trauma Program Saves Lives
In an emergency, Barton receives a call from our partners in the field “activating” the trauma team. Every member – ED doctors, surgeons, nurses, lab and x-ray technicians has less than 15 minutes to respond. Simply put, this program saves lives and keeps more of our patients here so their family can be with them during a traumatic event. Ongoing technology updates, training for ED and Trauma staff, equipment, and other emergency care needs are covered by this fund.