Fairview Range Emergency Department & Level III Trauma Center

There are few situations in life as frightening as those requiring medical care for critically injured or acutely ill patients. When your life or the life of someone you love depends on the quality and timeliness of medical attention, you want to be where the best possible support is available immediately. That's why it's comforting to know that Fairview Range Medical Center's Emergency Care is not only here where you need us, but when you need us.

Located at the North Entrance of  Fairview Range Medical Center the Emergency Department has expanded its facilities to provide more treatment areas, greater privacy and more security.

  • 24-hour physician emergency services
  • Board certified, residency-trained emergency physicians on duty 24 hours a day
  • Highly trained, expert emergency nursing staff
  • Advanced diagnostic services including CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and EEG
  • Transport for critical patients via ground or helicopter transport if necessary

To ensure safe and smooth handling of your critical care needs our Emergency Department has expanded to include eleven exam rooms and treatment rooms, an isolation room, a cast/orthopedic room and a critical care area. Our emergency waiting room allows comfort for concerned family and friends.

Our partnership with Fairview and the University of Minnesota physicians provide quick access to even more specialized care if needed.

For decades the people of this region have turned to Fairview Range Medical Center Emergency Care for its leading capabilities in times of medical crisis. When you need us most, we're here for you.

We have more than 14,000 emergency visits each year. Our medical experts treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries. We are open 24 hours a day, every day.


When you are coming to the Emergency Department, please bring these items with you: 

■ Insurance/Medicare Card 

■ Medications - names and dosages 

■ Allergies

■ Medical conditions

■ Past surgeries 

■ Name of physician 

■ Emergency contact 

■ An advanced directive

Level III Trauma Center

The Minnesota Department of Health recently re-designated Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing as a Level III Trauma Center. The hospital was initially designated on September 9, 2008. Fairview Range Medical Center and staff voluntarily participated in the intense designation process to become part of Minnesota’s statewide trauma system. The process included an outside review of the hospital’s resources and capabilities to care for trauma patients. Fairview Range Medical Center met standards of commitment, clinical and equipment resources and staff training. The hospital also participates in a continuous performance improvement process. 

Level III Trauma Center designation was an active choice that the hospital pursued to show our commitment to providing exceptional trauma care to the patients of our region 24/7, 365 days of the week. Also, we are proud to have all of our Emergency Department physicians board-certified and work full-time in the practice of emergency medicine, along with seven RN’s who are board-certified in emergency nursing. 

Fairview Range Medical Center also has a nurse who serves as Trauma Program Coordinator who works diligently to review every single trauma patient’s care to ensure that the care received meets the standards for being a Level III Trauma Center. 

For a severely injured person, the time between sustaining an injury and receiving definitive care is the most important predictor of survival - the “golden hour”. The chance of survival diminishes with time; however, a trauma system enhances the chance of survival regardless of proximity to an urban trauma hospital. 

On average, trauma claims the lives of 2,400 Minnesotans annually. States with trauma systems have seen survival rates increase by 15 to 20 percent. Minnesota began developing a comprehensive statewide trauma system in August of 2005. Through its designation Fairview Range Medical Center recognizes the vital role that communities, ambulance services, hospitals and health care professionals play in the care and management of trauma patients. 

For more information, see the Minnesota Statewide Trauma System site at http://www.health.state.mn.us/traumasystem/


For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click HERE.


Contact Us

Emergency Care Department - Located at the North Entrance 

Fairview Range Medical Center 

750 East 34th Street Hibbing, MN 55746 

You can reach us directly by calling 218-362-6621 or call the main medical center at 218-262-4881 or 888-870-8626.

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