Statewide Trauma System of Care

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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 Education Reimbursement Requests

Trauma designated hospitals and those seeking trauma designation may request reimbursement for trauma education such as ATLS, TNCC, and more.  Review the Approved Trauma Education document for the types of education that has been approved.  Please complete and return the form below. 

Trauma Designated Hospitals

The statewide trauma program ensures Nebraska hospitals meet the standards to be designated as a trauma center.  Trauma designation is based on the resources a hospital has available and by successfully meeting regulatory requirements.  Nebraska hospitals may be designated as a Comprehensive, Advanced, General or Basic trauma center. 

To become designated or redesignated as a Trauma Center in the State of Nebraska complete the Trauma Designation Application and Questionnaire found below and return to the email address listed on the application. ​​

Trauma Registry Resources

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. The Nebraska Trauma Registry is found here:  https://www.nebems.com/trauma.

Statewide Trauma Advisory Board Roster

Statewide Trauma Boards:

The Statewide Trauma Advisory Board consists of 18 members that are appointed by the Director of Public Health.  The Statewide Trauma system is broken down into four regions with each region having a standing committee as part of the Statewide Trauma Advisory Board.  This Board advises the department on the trauma needs and on trauma regulations and statutes. 

Trauma Board Vacancies and Application:

​Statewide Trauma Board Meetings

Statewide and Regional Trauma Board meetings are open to the public.  Agendas for these meetings are posted at least 5 days prior.

Upcoming Meetings

Future Meeting Dates​

  • August 16, 2024
  • November 18, 2024

Archived Meeting Minutes ​
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Trauma Staff Contact Information

Sherri Wren
Trauma Program Manager
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
Phone Number
(402) 289-7431
Fax Number
(402) 742-1140
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026