Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen has been re-designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the American College of Surgeons.
The designation allows the hospital to care for patients with traumatic injuries. Last year alone, more than 22,000 patients were cared for in the Texas Health Allen emergency department.
Trauma designations in Texas are earned in Levels I through IV. Level I is the highest level, and IV is the lowest. Level IV centers evaluate, stabilize, and diagnose trauma patients but are likely to transfer to them to a nearby trauma center with a higher designation.
Hospitals are up for re-designation every three years in order to maintain their status, so Texas Health Allen will be up for designation again in 2020.
“It takes expertise and a coordinated effort to ensure safety and the best outcomes,” Dr. Robert Schwab, chief medical officer at Texas Health Allen, said in a news release about the re-designation. “Our trauma designation reflects our commitment to the highest quality of care for trauma victims who present for care at Texas Health Allen.”
Texas Health Allen serves Allen, Lucas, Fairview, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Wylie and other cities in Collin County. The hospital, which has 68 beds and opened in 2000, is one of 29 locations in the Arlington-based Texas Health Resources system.