Peoria has already passed the murder total for 2017 and we still have five months left in the year. With all the violent activity we went behind the scenes at OSF St. Francis Medical Center's emergency room/trauma unit.
The most serious injuries end up at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. The advanced staff includes trauma surgeons, nurses, and surgical residents who have often had to work together to run the emergency floor smoothly.
Jennifer Kay, a registered trauma nurse said, "It takes a toll on you. We tend to lean on each other and we are pretty close knit family. When that happens we all have experienced it, we may not have been partaking in that certain patient, but we have experienced it in the past, so we know how to help each other out."
The emergency floor has two easily accessible trauma rooms with a staff that works efficiently as a well oiled machine.