Medical City Denton has been designated a Level II Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services, making it the first and only hospital in Denton County to achieve the distinguished classification. A Level II Trauma designation represents the second-highest level of trauma designation available and reflects Medical City Denton’s dedication to providing optimal care for severely injured patients.
“Medical City Denton has been the healthcare leader in Denton and counties to our north and west for generations,” said Steven Edgar, CEO of Medical City Denton. “Achieving this advanced Trauma II designation reinforces our commitment as the leader in trauma and emergency services for the people of the greater North Texas area and surrounding region.”
The Level II Trauma designation is awarded by the Texas Department of State Health Services and involves an extensive survey process, including verification by the American College of Surgeons. The voluntary process requires a commitment to providing comprehensive regional care for every aspect of injury – from prevention through rehabilitation. Hospitals seeking a Level II Trauma designation must operate at the higher level for one year prior to survey and receiving the advanced verification.
“This designation is part of Medical City Healthcare’s commitment to the care and improvement of human life,” said Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare, “Patients now have access to some of the best clinicians and medical care in the region. 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 of our patients.”
According to the American Trauma Society, elements of a Level II Trauma Center include:
- 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as specialty coverage in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, radiology and critical care
- Providing trauma prevention and continuing education programs for staff
- A comprehensive quality assessment program
In addition to being a Level II Trauma center, Medical City Denton is a Primary Stroke Center, an accredited v5 Chest Pain Center offering advanced open-heart surgery and is Magnet® recognized for nursing excellence.