HOUSTON (June 23, 2020) – Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center has been designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services after consistently demonstrating its ability to provide advanced trauma life support, evaluation, stabilization and diagnostic services.
”This designation is important to the Memorial City and surrounding community because it confirms our team’s ability to manage trauma cases as they arrive in to our hospital,” said Paul O’Sullivan, Sr. Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Memorial City and Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. “Trauma is a leading cause of preventable death and providing patients with access to high quality trauma care at a trauma center, in a timely manner, could be critical in saving a life.”
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center is part of Memorial Hermann Health System’s integrated trauma network, the only such system in Greater Houston. The integrated trauma network, which includes Memorial Hermann Life Flight®, provides life-saving care for trauma victims before, during and after their injuries.
Level IV Trauma Centers have a team of trauma physicians and nurses available to assess the patient upon arrival. Patients that require more comprehensive care are managed and stabilized before being transferred to a Level I or Level II Trauma Center. As part of its Level IV status, Memorial Hermann Memorial City provides educational opportunities in trauma care for the community including Stop the Bleed training and fall prevention education and screening events.
To learn more about the services offered at Memorial Hermann Memorial City visit, http://www.memorialhermann.org/locations/memorial-city/. This piece originally appeared in an email newsletter from Memorial Hermann.