The Level II trauma center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center includes affiliated, board-certified trauma surgeons as well as a specially trained emergency medicine team of professionals using caring for patients with the most serious of injuries.
Verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), our trauma center has the capabilities to care for severe and debilitating injuries such as dangerous falls, motor vehicle accidents, occupational injuries, crush injuries and trauma due to personal violence. With two helipads and access to Memorial Hermann Life Flight®, patients in The Woodlands and surrounding areas can receive the critical care they need.
To achieve quality, patient-centered outcomes, we optimize multidisciplinary care for our traumatically injured patients.
PTSD is a type of anxiety that occurs in response to a traumatic event and was first recognized in combat veterans. PTSD had defined symptoms that are present for at least four weeks. While all patients are likely to experience at least a few of the PTSD symptoms, that does not mean they actually have PTSD. The patient must have a certain number of symptoms for a certain length of time in order to be diagnosed with PTSD. Only a mental health professional can diagnose PTSD, but if these symptoms are recognized in the trauma patient, it may be a sign that help is needed. You do NOT need to be a veteran to receive help.
If You Need Help Right Away:
On the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m., a virtual support group is held for survivors of traumatic injury, regardless of where medical care has been received. To register for the next virtual support group:
The Trauma Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands partners with Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) to deliver peer support and a variety of resources for survivors of traumatic injury. TSN offers twice-monthly virtual support groups and an online self-management/recovery course. For information on these resources and more, email our local Trauma Survivors Support Coordinator or call (713) 897-2831.
Approximately half of the patients that receive trauma care at our hospital are aged 65 or older with the majority of injuries resulting from unintentional falls. However, falling is NOT an inevitable part of aging. Knowing your fall risk is an important step in preventing these falls. Find out your risk for falling and talk to your health care provider regarding your individual results to see what steps you can take to reduce your risk.
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is committed to preventing falls among our older adult population. Our robust fall prevention program is available free of charge to the community and includes the following:
Stop the Bleed is a 1.5 hour hands-on course aimed at providing members of the community, who have little or no medical training, with the knowledge and skills to provide basic trauma care and hemorrhage control prior to the arrival of EMS personnel. The course teaches participants how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding by applying direct physical pressure to wounds, packing wounds and applying tourniquets.
Stop the Bleed classes are offered to schools, entertainment venues, hotels and resorts, residential living complexes, businesses and more. To schedule a Stop the Bleed class at your location, please contact our Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator or call (713) 897-2831.