Level II Trauma Center
Northwest Texas Healthcare System has been providing life-saving treatment for the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle and parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas, with more than 50,000 patients treated annually.
As the lead Level II Trauma Facility in the region, we provide the highest level of care and life-saving treatment as recognized by the state of Texas and the American College of Surgeons. We are committed to providing high-quality care for our patients with life-threatening injuries or illnesses.
Advantages of a Level II Trauma Center
- 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
- Trauma prevention and continuing education programs for staff
- A comprehensive quality assessment program
Education and Community Outreach
Our trauma team is focused on injury prevention, with a dedicated team committed to identifying patterns of injury and directing our prevention efforts accordingly. Areas of focus include:
- Distracted driving
- Fall prevention
- Pedestrian-related injuries
Where You Go Matters
In an emergency, time is critical. Doctors, nurses and the medical team work together to provide effective and efficient care to treat the most serious injuries and other illnesses.
If you are having a medical emergency, DO NOT WAIT! Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Meet One of Our Trauma Surgeons
Meet Dr. David Potter and learn how he cares for his trauma patients:
Determine Your Risk of Falling
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