Patient Stories

As the region's only nationally verified Level I Trauma Center designated by the American College of Surgeons, we provide round-the-clock care for patients with the most serious trauma injuries, from admission through rehabilitation and follow-up care. These are some of the stories of those who were treated at The University of Kansas Health System.
Trauma patient Steve Pelegrin

Level I trauma care saves patient's hand

Steve Pelegrin's survival training from his days in the Army proved lifesaving following a home accident. Then he found the specialty-trained plastic and reconstructive specialists he needed here, providing his best chance for keeping his hand. 
rapid action saves arm

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