Trauma Services

What we do

Trauma Services is responsible for overseeing the operations of Hennepin Healthcare's trauma program. HCMC was successfully re-verified as a Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center for the ninth consecutive time.

Trauma Services Contacts

Trauma Services Administration: 612-873-6002, M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Physician Trauma Referrals: 612-873-4262, 1-800-424-4262, M-F
General Hospital Number: 612-873-3000, 24/7

Trauma Registry

The Trauma Registry is to provide data for ongoing quality improvement efforts at every level of trauma patient care. The American College of Surgeons requires HCMC to have a trauma registry in order to maintain its status as a Level I Trauma Center. In addition, the information collected by the Registry is used in research, resource planning, injury prevention, and trauma education. Information is also submitted to the Minnesota Department of Health’s statewide trauma data bank.

Trauma Prevention

As Minnesota's first Level 1 Trauma Center, Hennepin Healthcare-HCMC is not only committed to the treatment of trauma patients but to providing patients, clients, and the broader community with proactive trauma prevention programs. Hennepin Healthcare's trauma prevention programs address injuries that may occur at any age. Working in collaboration with other safety-oriented coalitions and partners; our staff provides both direct education as well as technical assistance to the other health care providers and community groups to address their specific injury concerns.

Trauma Outreach

The Trauma Outreach staff work with rural and urban healthcare personnel in pre-hospital, emergency department, inpatient, and rehabilitation care to ensure that education is disseminated to support the improvement of trauma care throughout Minnesota and the neighboring states. In addition, the Trauma Outreach staff is dedicated to providing evidence-based resources and support to foster the continuum of patient care and coordination of follow-up care.

Trauma & Critical Care Series

  • Trauma & Critical Care Schedule
    View the Trauma and Critical Care Schedule.
    The Trauma and Critical Care Series (TRA-CCS) is a free monthly, live web-based nursing education series provided by Trauma Services at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Speakers Bureau
    We provide education through lectures, skill stations, or interactive case studies for healthcare providers. Attendees may obtain various handout materials, CEU and CME credits. Programs are usually 30 minutes to 2 hours long. Longer programs are available but may be subject to a fee. Requirements include a minimum of 12 people be present. Small groups are encouraged to invite neighboring communities or other similar agencies or personnel. There is no fee for this service. Honorariums are accepted but not required.


HCMC is a proud member of the Life Link III Consortium. LifeLink III provides emergency and critical care aeromedical transportation for patients in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. For more information, access the Life Link III website or call 1-800-283-4025.

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