Level IV Trauma Center
In 2008 Mobridge Regional Hospital received notification from the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services, as a state designated Level IV Trauma Center. To achieve this status the Mobridge Regional Hospital had to meet the rigorous criteria specific to the North Dakota Trauma Plan.
Level IV trauma facilities provide advanced trauma life support before patient transfer in remote areas where no higher level of care is available. Optimal care in rural areas can be provided by skillful use of existing professional and institutional resources supplemented by guidelines that result in enhanced education, resource allocation, and appropriate designation for all levels of providers. A level IV trauma facility must have a good working relationship with the nearest Level I, II, or III trauma center.
Mobridge Regional Hospital provides emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed by nurses specifically trained in emergency medicine. A physician and physician extender are always on call and available to treat unexpected acute health emergencies. The emergency room is designed to provide safe and immediate care through various forms of accessible leading edge monitoring and treatment equipment. A new feature added to our ER is the TeleDoc System, giving us immediate access to any outside specialty consultation day or night. In addition to trauma and life-support training, the emergency team is trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
The Mobridge Regional Hospital operates a 24 hour ambulance service staffed by Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. These qualified individuals are certfied in Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Emergencies for Pre-Hospital Providers, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics, Neonatal Resuscitation and Advanced Life Support for Pediatrics. They are committed to continuous professional development and on-going training to provide a critical community service. Paramedics offer hundreds of hours per year of continuing education to Mobridge and the surrounding ambulance services and provide CPR training to Mobridge and the surrounding communities.
Mobridge Regional Hospital Ambulance service has been recognized in the past for its outstanding dedication to service and quality care by being named "Ambulance Service of the Year" for 2005 by both Sanford Health and the South Dakota EMT Association. They have received numerous other recognitions and awards from organizations such as the SD Emergency Medical Services for Children for excellent public education and awareness in the care of children and St. Alexius Medical Center for excellent trauma care.
Employees of the ambulance service stay involved in the latest developments in emergency medicine by holding positions in the SD EMT Association, the SD Instructor/Coordinator's Society and the St. Alexius/Bismarck State College's Paramedic Program.
Three modern ambulances are fully equipped with the latest in advanced life support equipment for diagnosing and treating the ill and injured. They are available within minutes for anything from an emergency call to a routine transfer. Mobridge Regional Hospital can also arrange air ambulance transport based out of Fargo, Sioux Falls or Minneapolis for long distance transports.