Improving Survivorship Among Trauma Patients

The Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center features 200 total beds and sees an average of 5,871 adult and 1,197 pediatric trauma cases per year. Through a commitment to provide life-saving services to the Gulf Coast region, the Red Duke Trauma Institute is one of the nation’s busiest Level I Trauma Centers.

Striving to meet the ever-increasing trauma needs of the Greater Houston area, Memorial Hermann has invested efforts to provide additional accredited facilities:

  • Level II: Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
  • Level III: Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
  • Level IV: Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

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Memorial Hermann Life Flight

With its experienced crews, Memorial Hermann Life Flight® takes to the skies over Southeast Texas, providing timely advanced care to the critically ill and injured. Since its founding in 1976 by legendary trauma surgeon Dr. James “Red” Duke, Life Flight has become one of the nation’s busiest critical care air transport services. Below are a few facts about Life Flight.

  • Only non-profit air medical provider in Greater Houston
  • Hospital operated; evidence-based clinical care
  • 6 state-of-the-art EC 145 aircrafts, owned and operated as Part 135
  • IFR program to provide expanded access to the community
  • Local, regional, and national presence to serve as patient advocates

The Trauma Service Line participates in the following registries:

American College of Surgeon National Trauma Databank (NTDB): Participation allows for the use of de-identified data collection from across the nation to be available for use of research.

American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP): Participation in this program allows trauma programs to benchmark against other similar programs to identify areas for improvement and identify best practices.

Texas Trauma Quality Improvement Program Collaborative (TQIP): Participation allows facilities in Texas to collaborate to build best practice programs.

Southeast Texas Regional Trauma Advisory Council Registry: This registry allows a trauma programs in the region to collaborate and affect care in the region, thus assisting in development of care guidelines.

State of Texas Registry: Participation allows trauma programs to benchmark against other Texas Hospitals to identify areas for improvement and identify best practices.

Value Outcomes Reporting