Trauma Care

Total Trauma Care

Trauma isn’t just what happens at the scene of the accident or in the critical moments you spend in the emergency room. Our comprehensive trauma team becomes your co-pilot through your whole healing journey, from from the time of your injury until you return to your life. For more than two decades, we have served nearly 50,000 customers and are proud of our 97 percent survival rate. We offer seamless, systemwide care, no matter the injury or the way you arrive in our hospitals. The resources that the North Memorial Health Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center offers means we have a solid system in place to give you the fastest care, in the right place, at the right time.


The North Memorial Health Advantage

  • NMHH is verified as a Level I Adult Trauma Center by The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma which holds rigorous standards for patient safety and quality.
  • NMHH is also designated by the Minnesota Statewide Trauma System through the Minnesota Department of Health as a Level I Adult Trauma Center that takes care of children.
  • Maple Grove Hospital (MGH) is a Level IV Trauma Center. Additionally, the same Emergency Department providers work at both NMHH and MGH so we can easily collaborate and coordinate your care no matter where you go.
  • These designations mean that we can take care of your entire family, and in some cases even room you together if needed. We have every resource possible to treat you.
  • 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 say they would refer to us again.
  • Our Trauma Team consists of trauma surgeons, advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, respiratory therapists, social services, child life specialists, rehabilitation specialists, and more to help you make the best decisions about your care.
  • We are leaders in injury prevention, trauma research, community outreach, and teaching for providers as well as medical students, surgical residents, and advance practice students. We track ourselves (and our successes) against important state and national quality standards.
  • As part of our mission to prevent injuries, we have fit and given out more than 30,000 bike helmets, taught senior citizens and their families about fall prevention, provided life jacket loaner boxes at metro lakes, installed medicine-disposal boxes in Northwest Hennepin County, and worked with our community on substance abuse.

Infographic of 20 years as level 1 trauma center

Emergency Services

Nine helicopters and 105 ambulances, staffed by highly trained emergency medical teams, help take you from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas—from the scene of your accident to our doors.

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Care Team

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

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Brooke Dokken Headshot

Brooke A. Dokken, PA-C

I provide competent medical care while incorporating the core values of respect, integrity, and compassion.
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Kim Franklin, APRN, CNP

I’m honored to provide care to customers during challenges and help them return to well-being.
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Twyla Bergenstal

Twyla Bergenstal, DNP, APRN, CNP

Trauma, Surgery, Critical Care
I provide each patient with the care they need and the compassion they deserve.
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Pantelan Yang, PA-C

I provide compassionate medical care including listening to my customer's concerns and helping them make well informed medical decisions.
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Rachel M. Tay, MD, FACS

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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Jonathan Gipson, MD, FACS

Trauma, Acute Care, General and Bariatric Surgery
I aim to step in and intervene in my customers' moments of greatest need to restore their health.
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Gregory J. Vitas, MD, FACS

I strive to provide the best overall comprehensive services to my customers.
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Sarah Lippert, MD, FACS

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
I enjoy being able to help people every day.
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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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Jennifer Rickard, MD, MPH, FACS

Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery
I provide compassionate, customer-centered care.
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Joseph Farhat, MD, FACS

I aim to provide the most up-to-date care in a personalized manner for each of my customers.
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Michael Czeiska

Michael Czeiska, PA-C

Orthopedic Trauma
I strive to provide high-quality, empathetic care to all individuals.
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Holly J. Swanson, CNP, APRN, DNP-FNP

Listening to the customer is what leads the care I provide.
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Melissa Thorson, APRN, CNS

I work to restore customers back to their best health.
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Colleen Mooney, PA-C

I encourage my customers to be their own advocates and ask questions.
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Margaret A. Baranowski, PA-C

Orthopedics / Bones & Joints
I strive to be an advocate for customers as they navigate life-altering illness.
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I am awestruck by the mantra that must be going on at North Memorial Health Hospital. The care felt so genuine from the Trauma ICU and the Trauma floor, providers, and everyone we encountered.

- North Memorial Health Customer

I can’t thank you enough for employing such a great Trauma Team and running such a fine hospital where we know we will receive the best care.

- North Memorial Health Customer