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TEMPLE, Texas – The American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) has recognized Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple’s Trauma Center among the top 10 percent of all Level 1 trauma centers in North America. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple Trauma Center has earned a first decile ranking in overall trauma care for mortality and major complications for the fourth straight semi-annual report, dating back to fall 2019.
“This recognition is a testament to the tireless work by our entire medical staff throughout the hospital,” said Stephen Sibbitt, chief medical officer, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple. “We are very fortunate to have highly skilled and trained teams who strive to provide the best patient care possible when a trauma occurs.”
TQIP assists trauma centers in elevating the quality of care for trauma patients by providing education and training to hospital staff. The program also reviews a trauma center’s data, providing feedback and sharing recommendations that can improve patient outcomes. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, one of 19 Level 1 trauma centers in Texas, conducts simulation exercises each month to prepare for various trauma-related scenarios. Ongoing training has been instrumental throughout the years as the hospital has cared for patients injured during highly complex and high- profile trauma-related events.
“Our simulations help our teams not only prepare for traumas but allow us to optimize our care processes,” said Justin Regner, MD, medical director for trauma services, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple. “When we talk about a multidisciplinary approach to care, trauma care is a gigantic team effort not just here, but throughout the Baylor Scott & White system.”
This recognition reflects the work done by many teams, including pre-hospital, the emergency department, operating room, surgical trauma intensive care unit, nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, and blood bank, as well as specialty groups of emergency medicine, trauma surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, vascular, plastics, anesthesia, diagnostic and interventional radiology, and internal medicine.
In 2019 and 2020, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple received a total of 4,159 trauma patients while serving as the only Level 1 American College of Surgeons- verified trauma center between Dallas and Austin. As a 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 1,100 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