Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney is now one of the 60 Texas Advanced Level III Trauma Facilities. The hospital received its initial designation as a Level III Trauma Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Being a Level III Trauma Center means the hospital:
- Has emergency medicine physicians available at all times
- Has demonstrated the ability to provide assessment, resuscitation, emergency surgery, intensive care and stabilization of severely injured patients
- Provides trauma education
- for our providers, nursing staff and community
- Has implemented both quality assurance and injury-prevention programs
- Accepts patient transfers from rural and community hospitals
“We are extremely proud of our dedicated staff who have helped us achieve this designation,” says James Carroll, MD, MPH, trauma medical director at Baylor Scott & White – McKinney.
Since opening in 2012, the hospital has seen and treated more than 154,493 emergencies. In the last fiscal year, more than 37,000 people visited the emergency department at Baylor Scott & White – McKinney.
“Whether a resident needs a treatment in a life-threatening situation or a woman arrives to give birth, our team is prepared with the right skill set,” said Kyle Armstrong, president, Baylor Scott & White – McKinney. “I commend the clinical and administrative staff who worked diligently to achieve this Advanced Level III. We are committed to this community.” Other advanced designations achieved by the hospital include primary stroke center and full chest pain center.
Within the Baylor Scott & White Health – North Texas Division, Baylor University Medical Center serves as a level one trauma center.