(ROWLETT, TX – Feb. 14, 2017) Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe has been designated as an Advanced (Level III) Trauma Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Level III designation indicates that Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe is staffed by physicians and health care professionals with advanced trauma training. Level III Trauma centers provide care for patients who have experienced significant traumatic injuries such as automobile accidents, gunshot wounds, stab wounds, and falls. They also provide stabilization and prompt transfer for the most critically injured patient.
“This designation reflects our commitment of caring for our community and providing the services necessary to help save lives in an emergency situation,” explains Brett Lee, CEO of the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe. “By expanding the level of care in our community, the quality of life is enhanced for all who call it home.”
Trauma is any life-threatening occurrence, either accidental or intentional, that results in injuries. Trauma may result from falls, motor vehicle accidents, assault, struck by object and cut/pierce. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, trauma is the leading cause of death among Americans under 44 years of age.
“It takes a special group of professionals to meet the demands of a busy emergency department such as ours,” states Lin Du, DO, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe. “The extraordinary dedication and teamwork of our emergency department physicians, trauma surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, other specialists, and staff help to ensure our advanced trauma level status is possible.”
“We are proud of our staff members who have worked diligently to ensure we earned the Level III Trauma Designation,” explains Natalie Strahl, RN, BSN, CA-SANE, Trauma Coordinator Emergency Services at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe. “We remain focused on educating our community in the prevention of traumatic injury. And when the need arises, we are pleased to offer this potentially life-saving service to our community.”
Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe participates in the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, the Texas Statewide Trauma System, and works closely with our local EMS providers.
For more information about Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe*, visit BSWHealth.com/LakePointe.
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