Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital earns Level IV trauma designation
PEARLAND, TX (August28,
Pearland Hospital has been designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Texas
Department of State Health Services after consistently demonstrating its
ability to provide advanced trauma life support, evaluation, stabilization and
“We are excited to receive this
new trauma designation and we know how important this is to Pearland and
surrounding communities, as it confirms our team is now able to manage trauma
cases as they arrive,” said Sr. Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann
Pearland and Memorial
Hermann Southeast Hospital Kyle Price.
Memorial Hermann Pearland is part
of Memorial Hermann
Health System’s integrated trauma network, the only such system in Greater
Houston. The integrated trauma network, which includes Memorial Hermann Life
Flight®, provides life-saving care for trauma victims before, during and
after their injuries.
Level IV Trauma
Centers have a team of trauma physicians and nurses available to assess the
patient upon arrival. Patients that require more comprehensive care are managed
and stabilized before being transferred to a Level I or Level II Trauma Center.
As part of its Level
IV status, Memorial Hermann Pearland provides educational opportunities in
trauma care for the community including Stop the Bleed training and fall
prevention education and screening events.
“Trauma is one of the leading causes of death and patients who have access to high quality
trauma care at a trauma center, in a timely manner could be critical in saving
a life,” said Meg Michael, Trauma Program Manager and Emergency Preparedness
Officer at Memorial Hermann Pearland. “There are many emergency centers but not
every emergency center is a trauma center.”
“Achieving this designation was a
team effort and we are happy to be able to enhance the care we provide to our
community,” Michael said.