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Overview

24 hours a day, 365 days a year, our highly experienced, dedicated team of attending acute care surgeons, residents, registered nurses and ancillary staff are prepared to provide leading-edge care to patients with the most severe illnesses or injuries.  

We are structured so that throughout their entire stay, patients are always under the direct care of a member of a cohesive team of board-certified, acute care surgeons. In addition, we have a multidisciplinary team of board-certified surgical and other specialists available to provide expert care, including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and many others. The rapid availability of this multidisciplinary expertise ensures that patients receive the best possible care whatever the type or severity of their illness or injury.

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Meet the Team

Back row: Jennifer Serfin, MD, Scott Shaw, Trauma Coordinator, Bobbie O’Connell, Director, Karen Carpenter-Helms, Department Secretary, Nathan Smith, DO

Front row: Yukari Martin, CNA, Kim Griswold, Transfer Specialist, Katie Hennick, Trauma Coordinator

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Trauma Services

Trauma patients are people from all age groups, geographic areas and socioeconomic classes: the elderly woman who falls and breaks her hip, the middle-aged pedestrian who is hit by a car while walking his dog on a familiar road or struck by lightning on the golf course, the adolescent with a gunshot wound or a neck injury from diving, the young adult metal worker or farm worker whose hand is injured in heavy machinery, or the child burned in a fire -- these people sustain traumatic injuries.

The emergency department is the entry point into the hospital system for many trauma patients, and the emphasis is on immediate life-threatening issues that include management of the airway, breathing and circulation. Once these vital functions are stabilized, the patient is rapidly moved to the next stage of treatment. From the emergency department, patients may be transported to the operating room, intensive care unit, hospital ward or to other areas of the hospital for further diagnostic tests. At Good Samaritan, the trauma surgeons usually remain the principal healthcare providers throughout the patient’s hospital stay.

Treatment of trauma patients is a team effort involving a wide range of professionals with specialized knowledge from several disciplines. These personnel are involved in early care of the trauma patient and contribute specialized knowledge to clinical decisions during the patient’s hospitalization.

Contact us at 541-768-5259. Registered nurse consultations are available for our patients.

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Acute Care Surgical Services

Acute Care Surgery is a dedicated hospital-based service that provides comprehensive care for all general surgical emergencies. Examples of these conditions include, but are not limited to, acute appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, incarcerated hernias and other surgical emergencies. The service encompasses trauma surgery, surgical critical care and emergency surgery in the hospital setting. Acute Care Surgery at GSRMC is provided by committed and specially trained surgical teams responding to urgent and emergent surgical situations involving adults and children. The fundamental goal is to provide emergent operative care for life or limb-threatening surgical problems. We provide comprehensive care for our patients - from involvement the emergency department, operating room and ICU thru post-discharge rehabilitation. This requires an effective health care team and a truly multi-disciplinary approach with other physicians (orthopedics, neurosurgery, anesthesia, nurses and others, including respiratory, occupational and physical therapy.

Follow-up clinic hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m.

Contact us at 541-768-5259. Registered nurse consultations are available for our patients.