MCKINNEY, Texas – Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has been designated as a Level II trauma center by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), one of only 26 Level II major trauma facilities in Texas. In the last fiscal year, more than 43,000 people visited the emergency department at Baylor Scott & White – McKinney.
"We are excited to achieve the Level II trauma designation," said Tim Bowen, president, Baylor Scott & White – McKinney. "I commend everyone, including our local EMS and first responders, who worked diligently to help achieve this Level II trauma designation. This furthers our mission and commitment to serve the community."
At a Level II trauma facility, emergency medicine physicians and nurses are required to have trauma-specific continuing education and maintain specialized certifications in trauma and resuscitation. This training is vital in the assessment and stabilization of trauma patients.
"Baylor Scott & White – McKinney obtaining Level II trauma center designation by the American College of Surgeons and the state of Texas—with zero deficiencies—demonstrates an incredible commitment from the physicians on our medical staff, along with our nurses and staff to elevate the quality of care at our hospital," said Brady Anderson, MD, trauma medical director, Baylor Scott & White – McKinney. "Our comprehensive team of skilled providers is honored to serve our community with compassionate care, working to provide quality outcomes for traumatically injured patients."
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney becomes the 16th Baylor Scott & White Health hospital to earn a trauma center designation and the second medical center to do so in McKinney. For more information about the hospital’s program and services, visit Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney.
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*Physicians provide clinical services as members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health’s subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and do not provide clinical services as employees or agents of those medical centers or Baylor Scott & White Health.
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