McKINNEY (June 16, 2015) — McKinney and northern Collin County residents now have access to advanced trauma care in their community. Medical Center of McKinney is the first hospital in McKinney and northern Collin County to be designated as an Advanced (Level III) Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
As an Advanced Level III Trauma Center, Medical Center of McKinney has specialized, dedicated resources available to manage major and severe injuries.
“There is a significant need for advanced trauma care in McKinney and surrounding communities,” said Ernest Lynch III, FACHE, CEO of Medical Center of McKinney. “Since embarking on the journey to become an advanced Level III trauma center more than a year ago, we’ve had over 500 trauma admissions.”
The designation process ensures that proper procedures, staffing and processes are in place to best care for the most serious injuries, from gunshot wounds to head injuries to complex fractures to automobile accidents. As part of this designation, trauma surgeons, as well as other physician specialists, are required to be available 24 hours a day.
“At Medical Center of McKinney we have the staff, training, supplies and equipment, as well as the policies and procedures to care for trauma patients as part of an ongoing commitment to improve outcomes for survival,” said Mathis Adams, M.D., FACS, Medical Center of McKinney Trauma Medical Director.
Medical Center of McKinney has a comprehensive team of surgeons, specialists, nurses and staff members that receive specialized training in trauma care. The hospital partners with local EMS personnel to provide education in caring for trauma patients in the field.
Trauma facilities are required by the State of Texas to collect data for evaluation on an ongoing basis concerning trauma cases to improve outcomes and quality standards.
About Medical Center of McKinney
Medical Center of McKinney (MCM) is a growing 260-bed hospital with a 90-year history of serving the health care needs of McKinney and the surrounding communities. Over the past several years, MCM has strengthened its medical foundations by adding two new surgical robots, a newly remodeled labor and delivery suites, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), an advanced biplane catherization (cath) lab to treat heart rhythm disorders, and opening the McKinney Senior Health Clinic, which is designed specifically for individuals over the age of 65 on Medicare. Medical Center of McKinney is part of the HCA North Texas Division of hospitals. Medical Center of McKinney recently expanded its services to the community with the addition of a new off-campus emergency department at U.S. Highway 380 and Custer Road. For more information, visit medicalcenterofmckinney.com.