For the past several decades, our hospital has focused on our community and keeping our neighbors, friends, families and visitors healthier through primary care, information, and education. We pride ourselves on being involved in improving health care by listening and responding to the needs of those we serve.
Our experienced nursing staff is trained in Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, Trauma Nursing (TNCC), Comprehensive Life Support and are dedicated to the medical care and treatment of the patients, giving them the attention they deserve.
Our goal is to ensure that our patients have access to a full spectrum of progressive health care services; with treatment options of hospitalized medical or coordinated specialty care.
Our Outpatient Blood Transfusion service is also staffed by our trained hospital Registered Nurses.
The Minnesota Department of Health recently designated Mahnomen Health Center as a Level-4 trauma Hospital.
Mahnomen Health Center administration and staff voluntarily participated in the intense designation process to become part of Minnesota's state-wide trauma system - a comprehensive process that included an outside review of the hospital's resources and capabilities to care for trauma patients.
Mahnomen Health Center met standards of commitment, clinical and equipment resources and staff training, with the hospital participating in a continuous performance improvement process, coordinated by Terri Bergeson, R.N.
Why Have a Trauma System?
For a severely injured person, the time between sustaining an injury and receiving definitive care is the most important predictor of survival—the “golden hour.” The chance of survival diminishes with time, despite of the availability of resources and modern technology; however, a trauma system enhances the chance of survival regardless of proximity to an urban trauma center.
What is a Trauma System?
A trauma system is a predetermined and organized response to managing and improving the care of severely injured people. It spans the continuum-of-care; from prevention and emergency care to rehabilitation. Best practices standards guide each stage of trauma care to ensure that injured people are promptly transported to and treated at facilities appropriate to the severity of their injury.
A trauma system also provides a foundation for disaster preparedness and response. As part of its day-to-day activities, a trauma system coordinates the movement and care of severely injured people. Thus, a trauma system expands and contracts based on the needs and resources available at the moment.