Hospital meets comprehensive list of requirements to treat seriously injured patients
AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 13, 2017) – Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway today announced that it has been designated as a Level IV trauma center by the Texas Department of State Health Services. With this designation Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway joins other trauma centers in the region and will provide support to trauma patients in Lakeway, Lake Travis and Bee Cave.
“We are pleased to receive this official Level IV designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services, and look forward to providing our services to patients with serious injuries seeking trauma care,” said Philippe Bochaton, president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway.
The Level IV designation means that Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway can treat seriously injured trauma patients, or stabilize and then transfer patients to a higher level trauma center, if more advanced care is needed. To earn this designation, the hospital met a comprehensive list of requirements established by the state, including having specific equipment on hand and maintaining lab and radiology facilities that are staffed around the clock and meet educational staffing requirements, which include extensive trauma training, among others.
“Trauma Program Manager, Rhonda Manor Coombes, and our entire team, have played an integral role in guiding the hospital through this designation process and acting as a Level IV trauma center to set in place quality standards and initiatives while also maintaining communication with our EMS partners in the community,” said Dr. Brian Spears, trauma program medical director at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway becomes the 12th hospital in the Baylor Scott & White Health system to earn designation as a trauma center.
Photo Caption – (L-R) Dr. Brian Spears, ED and Trauma Program Medical Director; Rhonda Manor-Coombes, Trauma Coordinator, Emergency Medicine; Philippe Bochaton, President; and Stephen Viduya, BSN, RN, celebrate the designation of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway as a Level IV trauma center by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, the system referred to as Baylor Scott & White Health, is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $10.8 billion** and serving a population larger than the state of Georgia, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The system now includes 48 hospitals, more than 1,000 access points, 5,500 active physicians, and 44,000 employees, plus the Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance — a network of clinical providers and facilities focused on improving quality, managing the health of patient populations, and reducing the overall cost of care. For more information visit: BaylorScottandWhite.com
*Joint ownership with physicians
** based on unaudited 2016 fiscal year statements
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