Starting today, the Omaha Fire Department and EMS providers in five counties will resume the odd/even calendar day rotation that includes CHI Health. They took Creighton University Medical Center out of rotation in January after they failed to meet the criteria for a level one trauma center. Creighton officials were notified last Friday by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services that all the corrections were made and their certification was restored.
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center President Kevin Nokels released a statement saying, “We appreciate the decision of the Midwest Protocol Committee to once again bring trauma patients to CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center. We are pleased to have the state’s highest trauma designation and are standing ready to care for the people of Omaha and the region.”
CHI Health will receive critical care patients on even days and Nebraska Medicine on odd numbered days. Non-critical adult patients will be given the choice as to which hospital they would like to be transported.