South Dakota Trauma System: Saving Lives
A trauma system is an organized response to managing and improving the care of severely injured people. It spans the continuum-of-care from prevention, pre-hospital care, acute care to rehabilitation. It has been established 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.
Vision - All patients in South Dakota needing trauma services receive high quality, readily accessible, and well coordinated services.
Mission - Establish an inclusive, statewide trauma system that reduces overall morbidity and mortality through coordinated prevention, pre-hospital and hospital care services.
Rebecca Baird, Trauma Program Manager
Office of Rural Health, South Dakota Department of Health
1200 N. West Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-367-8371 - office
605-295-3148 - cell
605-367-5366 - fax