Sierra Providence East Medical Center Designated as a Level IV Trauma Facility
Sierra Providence East Medical Center has been designated a Level IV Trauma Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Level IV designation indicates that Sierra Providence East Medical Center is staffed by physicians and health care professionals with advanced trauma training. Level IV Trauma centers provide care for patients who have experienced injuries resulting from automobile accidents and patients who have significant cardiac, medical or surgical emergencies.
“This designation reflects our commitment of caring for our community and providing the services necessary to help save lives in an emergency situation,” explains Sally Deitch, CEO of the Sierra Providence East Medical Center. “This designation, coupled with our recent Primary Stroke Center Certification, illustrates how Sierra Providence East is continuing to grow the level of care necessary to enhance the quality of life in our community.”
Trauma is any life-threatening occurrence, either accidental or intentional, that results in injuries. The leading causes of trauma are motor vehicle accidents, falls and assaults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, trauma is the leading cause of death among Americans under 44 years of age.
“It takes a special group of professionals to meet the demands of a busy emergency department,” states Omar Mendoza, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Sierra Providence East Medical Center. “It is the extraordinary dedication and teamwork of our emergency department physicians and staff that helped secure this designation of a Level IV trauma facility.