WACO, Texas – The trauma center at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest continues to serve the community as a Level II Major Trauma Facility as designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services and verified by the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest provides the highest level of trauma care in the Waco area as the region's only adult Level II trauma center. It is one of only 26 hospitals in Texas to earn a Level II trauma designation.
"Without question, this is a reflection of our team's collaborative effort and dedication to providing high-quality care for our patients," said Bill Morgan, MD, medical director of trauma services at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest. "We're proud of our commitment to the community by providing these vital resources close to home."
To achieve this designation, the trauma center had to demonstrate it provides the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, as well as the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients. This spectrum encompasses the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process.
"I am extremely thankful for our trauma team and the comprehensive services they provide for Central Texans," said Charles Williams, president of Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest. "From saving the lives of individual trauma victims to gaining national attention for expertly handling disasters, our team surpasses expectations. I'm proud of this verification, which validates their readiness to provide optimal care, but it's no surprise given how they've proven their worthiness time and time again over the past 26 years."
As a health system, 16 Baylor Scott & White hospitals have a trauma designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. For more information, visit: trauma care at Baylor Scott & White Health.
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About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,200 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com