Emergency and Trauma Care in South Orange County
Two Emergency Department Locations: Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo
Call 911 if you are experiencing a medical emergency
Laguna Beach Emergency Department: 31872 Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Mission Viejo Emergency Department and Trauma Center: 27700 Medical Center
Rd., Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Regional Trauma Center in Orange County
Mission Hospital is a Verified Level 2 Pediatric and Adult Trauma Center
As a Level II trauma center, Mission Hospital is prepared to address the
most critical cases immediately, maintaining everything necessary to treat
life-threatening injuries around-the-clock. Our dedicated trauma specialists
handle approximately 2,500 traumas each year in our Gotschall Family Trauma
Pavilion. Our continuum of care begins with prevention and education and
progresses to resuscitation, surgery, critical intensive care, and a robust
rehabilitation program that helps patients return to healthy, productive lives.
Trauma Nurse Care
Unlike many hospitals in which trauma personnel are also charged with emergency
room responsibilities, our Trauma Center specialists are completely dedicated
to trauma care. We help patients and their families cope with traumatic
events by assigning a specially trained nurse who remains with each patient
throughout the critical stage of care, providing valuable communication
and comfort. Once stabilized, an interdisciplinary team meets weekly to
discuss critical treatment and rehabilitative needs to ensure a cohesive
treatment plan is implemented.
Mission Regional Trauma Center offers resources to help deal with difficult
and traumatic medical issues. Our Spiritual Care program includes a specially
trained team of interfaith chaplains who provide emotional and spiritual
support to people during crisis situations, fear, grief and loss. A dedicated
chaplain is assigned to every trauma patient to help explain the process
to families and guide them through the facility, providing much needed
empathy and comfort.
Trauma Outreach Services
Mission Regional Trauma Center and Emergency Department participates in
a variety of community programs. For information on any of the following
programs, please call (949) 364-7754.
South County Safe Rides
A peer-run program overseen by adult supervisors, students from numerous
local high schools staff a toll-free hotline for teens to call when in
need of a ride home due to alcohol, drugs, or an unsafe date situation.
To get involved or for information about volunteering opportunities, please
contact Georginne Mercado at (949)-364-1400, ext. 7754.
Youth Drug and Alcohol Deterrence Program
This program sends youths convicted of driving under the influence or minors
in possession of alcohol to educational sessions at Mission Hospital Trauma
Center and the coroner's office.
Also called "Every 15 Minutes," this program is a reenactment
of an alcohol-related prom night crash presented at high schools with
the help of trauma nurses, firefighters, police, paramedics, ambulance
technicians, and morgue operators.
These are various presentations that are given to different organizations,
schools and businesses. They can be specifically tailored to fit the audience
in relation to age group and needs.
Almaas A. Shaikh MD, FACS, Trauma Director at Mission Hospital, shares
important information about trauma care and prevention.
Click on any of the following links to listen.