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St. Joseph Health Named Trauma Facility of the Year

Posted in: Accreditations

(Bryan, TX) St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital was awarded the Designated Trauma Facility of the Year for 2016 by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Office of Emergency Management Services and Trauma Systems Coordination.

This award, given to only one trauma facility in the state of Texas each year, is awarded through a nomination process.  It is a strenuous review system by the governing bodies of Trauma programs for the state. Facilities across Texas are nominated annually with an explanation as to why the facility should receive the award. Through the assessment process, evaluators look at the program as a whole, including capabilities, the area and population they serve and much more.

As a Level II Trauma Center, St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital cares for patients who suffer from major traumatic injuries due to motor vehicle and ATV crashes, gunshot wounds, injuries due to falling, and other catastrophic injuries. A major goal of the Trauma Center at St. Joseph Health is to care for our patients from their arrival, through their follow-up care, without having to transfer the patient to another facility for a higher level of care. All of this high level care can be done in Bryan. In fact, for 2016 to date, only five percent of emergency and trauma visits were transferred to another facility for a higher level of care.

Our Trauma Center is the only one in the region backed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, by Trauma surgeons who have fellowship training in trauma and critical care. We have surgical expertise in Trauma to include dedicated orthopedic traumatologists and an outpatient fracture clinic. Our list of specialists includes neurosurgery, general and robotic surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, radiology, critical care, and more. Operating room staff, including anesthesia, is in the hospital 24/7 and always on standby to care for our patients. Additionally, Regional Hospital is a Certified Primary Stroke and an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Joint Commission. Our Trauma Center is always ready, covering over 20 counties.




About St. Joseph Health

Established in 1936, St. Joseph Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the mind, body and spirit while creating healthier communities. St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospital facilities across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital, the region’s highest level trauma center. St. Joseph Medical Group operates more than a dozen primary and specialty care clinics around the region, offering expert care, closer to home. St. Joseph Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. For more information, visit

Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI is a faith-based system that operates in 18 states and includes 103 hospitals, as well as long-term care, assisted- and residential living communities; community health services organizations; home health agencies and outpatient facilities and services. For more information, visit





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