Emergency & Trauma
The Emergency Department (ED) provides full-service emergency care across the broad spectrum of illness and injury. In 2011, the ED had over 58,000 visits. The ED also helps guide medical care for Alaska Natives living in rural communities by working closely with village health care providers.
As Alaska's only Level II trauma center, ANMC serves as the trauma referral center for all tribal health facilities statewide.
The ED is staffed with board certified emergency physicians and nursing staff who specialize in care for patients with serious illness and injury.
Treatment for non-emergent illness and injury is provided by physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the ED Fast Track.
What is a trauma center?
Trauma centers are hospitals that have specialists who are trained in taking care of severely injured patients. Level II trauma centers have trauma surgeons, orthopedists and neurourgeons with specialized training available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take care of patients with complex and severe injuries. These centers are regularly reviewed by the American College of Surgeons and must meet or exceed national standards for trauma care.
ANMC has been recognized as the only hospital providing this level of care in Alaska since 1999.
Magnet Status is the gold standard for patient care.