Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital has been designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services after consistently demonstrating its ability to provide advanced trauma life support, evaluation, stabilization and diagnostic services.
“As trauma continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, it’s important for our team to be able to manage trauma cases as they arrive to our hospital,” said Jerry Ashworth, Sr. Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. “This designation is important to Cypress and the surrounding community because it confirms our trauma team’s ability to provide access to high quality trauma care at a trauma center in a timely manner. Timing is critical in saving a life.”
Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital is part of Memorial Hermann Health System’s integrated trauma network, the only such system in Greater Houston. The integrated trauma network, which includes Memorial Hermann Life Flight®, provides life-saving care for trauma victims before, during and after their injuries.
Level III Trauma Centers have a team of trauma physicians and nurses available to assess the patient upon arrival. Patients who require more comprehensive care are managed and stabilized before being transferred to a Level I or Level II Trauma Center. As part of its Level III status, Memorial Hermann Cypress provides educational opportunities in trauma care for the community including Stop the Bleed training, fall prevention education and screening events.