June 01, 2020
Level III Trauma Center offers advanced care to Irving, Las Colinas and surrounding community
Irving, Texas – Medical City Las Colinas has been designated a Level III Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services. A Level III Trauma designation reflects the dedication of Medical City Las Colinas to providing optimal care for severely injured patients.
“This accomplishment serves as further evidence of our commitment to our community and the surrounding region,” Medical City Las Colinas CEO Dany Decell said. “Medical City Las Colinas is committed to providing advanced trauma services in the Irving and Las Colinas area, eliminating the need for our neighbors to travel long distances for a higher level of care during an emergency.”
To qualify for this designation, Medical City Las Colinas dedicated its resources to operating as a trauma center for a period of one year. A rigorous review process followed to ensure standards for trauma care were in place as determined by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The voluntary process requires a commitment to providing advanced trauma care for every aspect of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation including:
- 24-hour immediate coverage by board-certified general surgeons, as well as specialty coverage in orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, radiology, critical care and other specialty surgical services
- Continuing education, injury and trauma prevention programs for staff and the community
- A comprehensive quality assessment program
- Active participation in the regional Trauma System with established relationships with tertiary trauma centers
Medical City Las Colinas treats about 1000 trauma patients annually with more than 33,000 emergency room visits each year.
As a Level III Trauma Center, Medical City Las Colinas also provides:
- Dedicated trauma resuscitation rooms in the 17-bed emergency department
- Dedicated trauma operating rooms available 24/7
- Dedicated 8-bed trauma and multispecialty ICU
- Continuous availability of orthopedic surgery, interventional radiology, laboratory services, radiology and blood bank
Medical City Healthcare has a long history of investing in the North Texas community to effect positive change, including a major capital investment initiative of more than $1.8 billion spent or committed over five years. Together, the Medical City Healthcare network of hospitals, surgery centers, off-campus emergency rooms and CareNow urgent care locations are unified in elevating the standard of care for all patients.