Emergency department physicians, nurses and support staff at Texas Health Huguley Hospital worked together to achieve trauma designation.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South as a Level IV Trauma Facility.
According to John Hellerstedt, M.D., commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, “Texas Health Huguley is to be commended for its ongoing commitment to ensure quality care is available for trauma patients in its area.”
“Experts in the field have determined that we are meeting the highest standards of care for trauma patients,” said Tammy Collier, RN, FACHE, vice president of patient care services for Texas Health Huguley Hospital. “This three-year designation shows our commitment to provide the best care for our community.”
To receive a Level IV Trauma Center designation, Texas Health Huguley demonstrated an ability to provide advanced trauma life support including evaluation, stabilization, and diagnostic capabilities for injured patients. The hospital provides surgery and critical-care services as appropriate and has developed transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at a Level I or Level II Trauma Center.
The designation also indicates that Texas Health Huguley incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program and is involved with prevention efforts and an active outreach program for its referring communities.
Last year, Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South was verified as an Emergency Center of Excellence by Emergency Excellence for the second time.
Texas Health Huguley Hospital sees more than 40,000 patients a year in its emergency department. Due to its streamlined processes, patients see a physician within 21 minutes of arrival on average.