Presence Health

Taking Critical Care to Another Level

Emergency EMS SceneAccidents happen when you least expect them, but rest assured: Presence Health is always ready to respond.

Our Emergency Departments in Aurora, Evanston, Elgin, Joliet, and Kankakee are Level I and II Trauma Centers, the highest designations available by the State of Illinois. That means we’re equipped to handle all critical injuries—including brain and spine trauma, severe skeletal damage, blunt force and penetrating injuries and more—helping reduce the risk of death by up to 25%.

Count on care that includes:

  • Advanced diagnostic technology: Our emergency room physicians are armed with the latest imaging capabilities, including high-speed, 64-slice CT. This revolutionary system can deliver crystal-clear images of vital organs and severe injuries in mere seconds—getting trauma patients into treatment faster.
  • Specially trained nurses: The majority of our ER nurses have received additional certification in trauma care. They’re able to keep a level-head under pressure, quickly assessing the often complex needs of each trauma patient, stabilizing their condition and preparing them for emergency surgery, if necessary.
  • 24-hour surgical coverage: For severe injuries requiring intervention, our emergency physicians and trauma surgeons are prepared to spring into action. Additionally, we have fast, on-call, in-house access to surgical specialists in orthopedics, neurosurgery, radiology, pediatrics, plastic surgery and more.
  • Coordinated care after treatment: Our trauma care doesn’t end in the ER. We seamlessly arrange any ongoing care, which may include our comprehensive rehabilitation services to relieve pain and restore maximum function and independence.

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