Nebraska Medicine makes upgrades to trauma center
OMAHA, Neb. —
The Nebraska Medical Center has recently made some upgrades and now is the only level one trauma center in Nebraska.
The trauma center can now provide medical care to anyone all year round, 24 hours a day.
The project started in August of 2014 with the help of hundreds of staff.
Nebraska Medicine says it can now take any patient, anytime, for any reason.
"This says that we can provide the national quality and standard of care and that we are willing to share that data and show that we are the highest level of quality that there is that you can seek in the United States," said Lisa Schlitzkus.
Nebraska Medicine says that recent research shows that treatment at a level one trauma center reduces the risk of death by 25 percent.