Bay Area Regional Medical Center is in active pursuit of Level III Trauma designation as part of its continuous efforts to enhance emergency services for the Houston Bay Area community.
According to the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC), the leading cause of traumatic injuries is falls, which represents 39 percent of the total trauma volume in the SETRAC nine county area. The second leading cause of traumatic injuries is due to motor vehicle accidents.
Bay Area Regional has five trauma surgeons and TNCC certified nurses dedicated to achieving trauma designation and meeting the needs of the Houston Bay Area Community.
“Becoming a Level III Trauma Center is a collaborative effort that requires a dedicated trauma team as well as a commitment from administration,” said David Fairweather M.D., Medical Director of the Trauma Program at Bay Area Regional. “I look forward to helping the team reach full designation in the coming months.”
Trauma surgeons and hospital staff are available 24 hours a day at the hospital. Specially trained nurses attend each trauma patient throughout the day for care coordination. Trauma data is collected and entered into a registry database for quality improvement and injury prevention initiatives.
Bay Area Regional is proud to offer injury prevention programs, such as bicycle safety, water safety, fall prevention and poison control. If you are interested in having our trauma coordinator speak to your group, call 281-525-7381.