Emergency & Trauma
During a medical emergency, depend on North Mississippi Medical Center to respond quickly with expert care. Our community hospitals and the Level II Trauma Center in Tupelo offer access to lifesaving services close to home 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Mississippi State Department of Health designates NMMC-Tupelo as a Level II Trauma Center and Secondary Pediatric Trauma Center in the Mississippi Trauma Care System. NMMC-Tupelo is one of three Level II Trauma Centers in Mississippi and the only one in the north half of the state to earn this designation.
A Level II Trauma Center is an acute care facility with the commitment, resources and specialty training necessary to provide sophisticated trauma care. A Level II Trauma Center must also offer General Surgery; Neurological Surgery; Orthopedic Surgery; Emergency Medicine; Anesthesia; Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU); and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Each Trauma Center maintains a Trauma Registry with up-to-date information.
The NMMC-Tupelo Emergency Department features 58 patient rooms, including seven for trauma, seven for cardiac care and two for otolaryngology cases. The NMMC-Tupelo Emergency Department also houses a Rapid Medical Evaluation Unit, located in the waiting area to rapidly screen, treat and disposition patients who present to the ED with minor acuity complaints.
NMMC Emergency Departments limit each patient's visitors to two at a time. Visitors must be at least 12 years old to be in patient care areas. Visitors under 12 may wait in the lobby with a family member. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Cell phones are not permitted in patient care areas. Patients and family members may use the telephone located in patient rooms.
The Mississippi State Department of Health designates NMMC hospitals in Amory, Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point as Level IV Trauma Centers.