Emergency & Trauma

We're Your Emergency Contact

When the worst happens, we’re at our best. No matter how serious your emergency, we have the sharpest skills and finest resources to treat you immediately. Our Level I Trauma Center at North Memorial Health Hospital and Emergency Care Center at Maple Grove Hospital coordinate care and share physicians for consistently exceptional results. Together, our emergency, trauma, and surgery teams treat thousands of people a year, but you’re never just a number: You’re our priority. Our multidisciplinary team works with you to get you back to your multifaceted, yet very singular life, stat.


The North Memorial Health Advantage

Emergency Departments

  • North Memorial Health Hospital is a Level I Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, which is the highest accreditation a trauma and emergency center can receive. That means we have the resources to treat every possible injury, making us a leader in trauma care.
  • We have two exceptional, experienced emergency departments: Our board-certified emergency physicians and nurses provide emergency and acute care to nearly 110,000 people every year.
  • Both North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital emergency departments are used as models for other emergency departments nationwide. We designed for privacy and dignity with private rooms and quiet waiting spaces, as well as large critical-care spaces.
  • We strive to help you understand your visit and encourage your personal preferences when possible.
  • We’re fast and effective. Our emergency departments demonstrate some of the best heart and stroke care. We consistently open blocked coronary arteries even faster than national standards recommend.

Trauma Center

  • We are trusted, preferred trauma care providers. More than 75 locations in Minnesota and surrounding states refer trauma customers to North Memorial Health Hospital for care and 100 percent of our referring physicians would refer to us again.
  • We collaborate. Our trauma team and surgeons partner with advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, respiratory therapists, social services, Child Life Specialists, and more to help you make the best decisions about your care.
  • We lead. Our trauma services staff are leaders in injury prevention programs, teaching, research, community outreach, and provider education—and we track ourselves (and our success) against important state and national quality standards.

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North Memorial Health Air Care

With more than 4,500 service requests a year, North Memorial Health Air Care responds to emergencies and quickly transports customers in Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas to an appropriate medical facility.

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North Memorial Health Ambulance

North Memorial Health has 125 ambulances and 780 trained team members that work quickly 24/7 to care for people in need of emergency care and transport them to the appropriate medical facility.

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Meet Your Healthcare Co-Pilots

Our highly trained experts empower you with the knowledge and the support you need to get the healthcare you want.

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G. Patrick Lilja, MD, FACEP

Emergency & Trauma
I focus on providing the best care to customers with acute medical problems.
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Robert Deisz, MD

Emergency & Trauma
I feel it is important to communicate with customers and families in a way that helps relieve the stress of an ER visit.
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Lisa Hovde, CNP

Emergency & Trauma
I strive to provide exceptional, customer-centered, compassionate care to improve my customers’ health.
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Tracy Hartmann, MD

Emergency & Trauma
I strive to provide emergency care to all customers in a caring, timely and cost effective manner.
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Suzanne K. Canney Nguyen, PA-C

Emergency & Trauma
I feel that a holistic approach to care is always best.
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Chad Macheel, APRN, CNP

Emergency & Trauma
I personalize care to maximize the health potential of my customers.
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Elizabeth Aslesen, PA-C

Emergency & Trauma, Urgent Care
It is my honor to partner with my customers and help them make informed medical decisions.
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Shelby Rubin, PA-C

Emergency & Trauma
I provide care for the whole person, not just the disease.
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Rachel M. Tay, MD, FACS

Emergency & Trauma
I'm dedicated to providing each customer with the best care and believe that open and honest communication is essential in making smart health care decisions.
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Jayson Pereira, MD

Emergency & Trauma
I treat my customers with kindness and respect and provide the very best care.
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Joseph Burkett, MD

Emergency & Trauma
I take a thorough and compassionate approach with all my customers.
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Jennifer Rickard, MD, MPH

Emergency & Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery
I provide compassionate, customer-centered care.
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Luke Hawes, MD

Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency General Surgery
I'm here to partner with customers and their families to help them get better and get back to living the life they enjoy.
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Jonathan Gipson, MD, FACS

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
I aim to step in and intervene in my customers' moments of greatest need to restore their health.
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Kady Webb, PA-C

Emergency & Trauma
I value the input of my customers.
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Emily Ragaini, MD

Emergency & Trauma
I aim to engage customers in shared decision making.
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