Advanced Level III Trauma Facility

Northwest Texas Healthcare System is the leading trauma center within the Texas Panhandle. Our trauma program includes:

  • A trauma team that responds to the critically injured trauma patient upon arrival at Northwest Texas Healthcare System.
  • Emergency medicine physicians present in the Emergency Department 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • RNs specially trained in trauma care in the ED, ICU, OR, PICU and medical-surgical areas.
  • A communications system that provides for pre-arrival notification of the trauma team for the trauma patient.
  • Continuous evaluation and improvement of the quality of care delivered to the trauma patient from the point of injury through rehab.
  • Injury prevention and community awareness activities.
  • Ongoing trauma education for physicians, nurses and pre-hospital personnel throughout the service area.
  • Collaboration with other facilities and EMS agencies throughout the region to triage injured patients to the most appropriate facility.