Statewide Trauma System of Care

Community and Rural Health Planning
Public Health

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What you need to know

​​​​The purpose of the Nebraska Statewide Trauma System is to provide a well-coordinated system that provides for appropriate and adequate trauma care.  The goals of the trauma system are to provide optimal care for trauma patients, conduct trauma prevention activities, prevent unnecessary death and disability from trauma and reduce cost.

Trauma designated hospitals:

The Statewide trauma program designates hospitals and trauma hospitals.  Hospitals are designated based on the resources it has available and by successfully meeting regulatory requirements.  The types of Nebraska trauma designated hospitals are Comprehensive, Advanced, General and Basic. 

Trauma registry and data:

Trauma designated hospitals are required to enter data into the Nebraska Trauma Registry.  The trauma registry provides data to perform quality improvement and helps ensure patients are receive optimal patient care.

Statewide and regional trauma advisory boards:

Statewide trauma boards:

The Statewide Trauma Advisory board consists of 18 members that are appointed by the Director of Public Health.  This board advises the department on the trauma needs and on trauma regulations and statutes. 

Regional trauma boards:

The Statewide Trauma system is broken down into four regions.  Each region has its own Regional Trauma Advisory Board.  The Director of Public Health appoints the board members.  The role of the Regional Trauma Board is to advise the department on trauma care needs, regulations and statutes and develop regional trauma plans.

Trauma board vacancies and application:

Trauma regulations and s​tatutes:

The following statutes and regulations authorize and govern the Nebraska Statewide Trauma System of Care:

Sherri Wren
Trauma Program Manager
Phone Number
(402) 471-0539
Cell Number
(402) 429-3311
Fax Number
(402) 742-1140
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026

Diane Schoch
Trauma Nurse Specialist
Cell Number
(402) 289-7431
Fax Number
(402) 742-1140
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026