From broken arms to heart attacks to the most serious of accidents, CHI St. Joseph Health has always been the region’s leader in delivering the highest-level emergency and trauma care, having received the first designation as an accredited Chest Pain Center and the first as a Primary Stroke Center in the region.
Now with our new, advanced Emergency & Trauma Center, our physicians, surgeons and highly experienced emergency and trauma teams are more equipped than ever to provide you with the best patient experience, faster response and expert care that can make the critical difference in an emergency. Everything about our new Emergency & Trauma Center has been specially designed by a team of healthcare professionals to optimize patient care and comfort.
Spacious private treatment rooms are large enough for loved ones to stay right by your side. Modern facilities and new systems streamline every aspect of treatment, and we’ve even carefully designed the new Emergency & Trauma Center for the unique needs of seniors and those with special needs. We have also established Rapid Medical Exam Rooms for quick medical assistance for minor emergencies to get you feeling better faster. It all adds up to a quicker, more private and more comfortable patient experience from the leader in emergency care you’ve trusted for years. You can feel confident you are in the hands of an emergency and trauma team that is the most experienced and highly trained in the region.
CHI St. Joseph Health is the highest-level major trauma center in the Brazos Valley.
Level I Trauma Center is a comprehensive regional resource that is a tertiary care facility central to the trauma system. A Level I Trauma Center is capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury – from prevention through rehabilitation.
As the highest-level Trauma Center in a nine-county area (Level II), our new, advanced Emergency & Trauma Center makes us better equipped than ever to provide the expert care you need. Having a Level II designation means we are the only facility in the area to offer comprehensive care for every type of injury and continue caring from prevention to rehabilitation.
A Level II Trauma Center is able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients. Elements of Level II Trauma Centers Include:
- 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.
- Tertiary care needs such as cardiac surgery, hemodialysis and microvascular surgery may be referred to a Level I Trauma Center.
- Provides trauma prevention and continuing education programs for staff.
- Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program.
A Level III Trauma Center has demonstrated an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations.
A Level IV Trauma Center has demonstrated an ability to provide advanced trauma life support (ATLS) prior to transfer of patients to a higher level trauma center. It provides evaluation, stabilization, and diagnostic capabilities for injured patients.
A Level V Trauma Center provides initial evaluation, stabilization and diagnostic capabilities and prepares patients for transfer to higher levels of care.