Trauma is the leading cause of death and disability in people ages 1-44. Research has proven that patients treated in a trauma center decrease their morbidity and mortality by as much as 25 percent.
Wesley Medical Center is verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on trauma (ACS-COT) as a Level I Trauma Center. This level of verification is highest level of verification a trauma center can obtain. Trauma patients are brought to our world-class facilities by ground and air ambulances from across Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Our highly trained and experienced trauma surgeons are in-house 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When Wichita locals have a medical emergency, they choose Wesley emergency rooms.
Improving the quality of care
Wesley has collected data on its trauma patients since July 1989, and now has one of the largest trauma registries in the State of Kansas. Statistical information is collected and abstracted from prehospital injury event through discharge. The resulting data contributes to continual improvement of quality, processes, protocol and injury prevention education. Patient confidentiality is maintained during all aspects of data collection and reporting.
Pediatric Trauma Center
Wesley Medical Center is the only verified pediatric trauma center in the state of Kansas. It is staffed by highly trained and experienced board-certified pediatric trauma surgeons and pediatric critical care intensivists.
Wesley supports programs that include public education to help reduce pediatric injuries. Topics include bicycle safety, vehicle seat belts and car seats, poison and choking prevention, safe driving, playground and sports safety, and violence prevention.
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
- Children’s Safety Network
- Emergency Medical Services for Children
- Kansas Trauma Program
- National Safety Council
- American College of Surgeons Trauma
- Stop the Bleed initiative
- Emergency Nurses Association
- Society of Trauma Nurses