Level II Trauma Center in Salt Lake City, Utah

St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah is designated as a Level II Trauma Center by the Utah Department of Health. Our trauma surgeons and emergency medical staff have extensive experience treating trauma patients and performing trauma surgeries. 

For more information about our Level II Trauma Center, please call (801) 268-7129.

As a Level II Trauma Center, our hospital has become a more integral part of Utah's specialty trauma care system, a coordinated approach to reducing unnecessary disabilities and deaths from traumatic injuries through cooperation of all healthcare providers statewide.

Fast access to specialized treatment

People who are severely injured in Salt Lake City, Utah need fast access to specialized treatment, resources and equipment to prevent death and/or permanent disabilities.

In fact, CDC-supported research demonstrated a 25 percent reduction in deaths when patients with serious injuries are quickly transported and treated at a trauma center. For this reason, the trauma surgeons and trauma care experts at St. Mark's Hospital work closely with emergency medical service providers to deliver coordinated, specialized treatment to patients who need a Level II Trauma Center.

The St. Mark's ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide our community with quality healthcare. Our trauma staff has decades of experience handling complex medical emergencies including heart attacks, strokes and orthopedic injuries. We aim to deliver the highest quality care of any facility in Salt Lake City, and we have 24/7 in-house trauma surgeons available to serve our patients.

The difference between a Level II Trauma Center and an ER

A Level II Trauma Center differs from a normal emergency room in several ways, including:

  • Quality assessment program
  • Providing rural and community hospitals with back-up care and transfer agreements
  • Transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at Level I Trauma Center

When you choose our trauma center and ER in Salt Lake City, you can rest easier knowing you and your family are getting quality emergency care. Here's a look at exactly what the Level II designation means to trauma patients arriving at St. Mark’s Hospital:

  • Everything the trauma patient might need is provided for immediate use upon arrival.
  • Assessment, stabilization and interventions are done quickly and efficiently.
  • Family support is immediately available.
  • Survival rates are increased.
  • Long-term patient outcomes are improved.
  • Care is better coordinated and calmly delivered, and no chaotic environment is fostered.
  • Universal blood is immediately available.
  • Each specially-trained trauma team member performs a focused, specific role.

Contact us

For more information about our Level II Trauma Center, please call (801) 268-7129.