Via Christi Hospital in Wichita operates the busiest trauma and emergency services department in the state, with more than 2,500 patients annually to its Level 1 Trauma Center and 106,000 visits to Emergency Departments. Its advanced critical care services also include the region's only Burn Center, state-of-the-art orthopaedic surgery and one of the few dedicated Neurocritical Care Units in the United States.
Level 1 Trauma Center for Adults and Children, verified by the American College of Surgeons, treats more than 2,500 patients a year in a state-of-the-art trauma facility at Via Christi's St. Francis hospital. A designated team of board-certified trauma surgeons, experienced trauma nurses and specialists from other disciplines is always on call.
Emergency Services are provided 24 hours a day by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and nursing staff certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. There is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Nurse Team at Via Christi's Harry hospital.
Via Christi Regional Burn Center on St. Francis treats adult and pediatric burn patients in a 12-bed, technologically advanced unit. Burn Center nurses and therapists have advanced training and operate under the medical direction of trauma and wound specialists.
Critical Care Transport by ground or air (helicopter or fixed wing) can be arranged by referring hospitals, physicians and emergency management services through Via Christi Critical Care Dispatch in the Emergency Services Department. Via Christi maintains critical care transport teams that can be dispatched to pick up patients. Call 316-268-5044 or 800-353-3111 for details.