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Experiencing the finest critical care

Mark and Christine Solheim

Regions Hospital - Foundation - Mark and Christine Solheim

Five years ago, Mark and Christine Solheim's teenage daughter suffered a serious fracture to her arm while training at a local gymnastics club. Emergency medical technicians arrived and quickly stabilized her condition, which included an obvious deformity to the limb.

Mark and Chris's daughter was taken to Regions. As the East Metro’s only Level I Adult and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Regions offers the finest critical care to patients of all ages.

Such care often starts before patients ever reach the hospital's Emergency Center. "I was comforted by the EMT's communication with the ER while en route to the hospital," Mark said. "When we arrived, the ER's professionals were ready to evaluate my daughter’s condition."

"The ER staff was caring, communicative and demonstrated a sophistication consistent with a Level I Trauma Center. I had never been in an emergency room before and assumed the environment would be chaotic, but the staff was measured and calming, from the moment the ambulance arrived through all the handoffs in care."

Being a Level I Trauma Center also means providing strong specialty care. Mark and Chris spoke with a Regions pediatric surgeon that night and their daughter was in surgery the next morning. "The surgeon’s team had dealt with many similar injuries in a short period of time. Their experience made us feel confident in the team’s ability to care for our daughter."

Mark and Christine’s daughter made a full recovery. "My wife and I contribute to Regions Hospital Foundation because we know our financial support will help sustain the hospital's medical excellence and service for the East Metro community," Mark said.