Action Ready Memorial Hermann Medical Team

Houston’s Leader in Trauma

Reducing Mortality Rates

The Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center features 200 total beds with an average of 8,282 adult and 1,554 pediatric trauma cases per year. Through a commitment to provide life-saving services to the Gulf Coast region, the Red Duke Trauma Institute is one of the busiest Level 1 Trauma Centers with a mortality index that is among the lowest in the nation.”

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About Our Namesake

The Red Duke Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center has a deep history in Houston that dates back to the early 1970's when Dr. James "Red" Duke, Jr. worked with his colleagues to build trauma services from the ground up. It now stands as one of only two Level I Trauma Centers in the Greater Houston area committed to providing the best possible care for trauma patients.

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Memorial Hermann Life Flight


A critical care air medical transport service serving the Greater Houston area. Founded in 1976, the service operates around the clock with crews performing more than 3,000 missions each year.

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Action Ready | The Team That Fights for Your Life


Count on this team to fight for you or someone you love. They are trauma surgeons, critical care nurses, first responders, helicopter pilots, EMTs and more. Watch and learn about what they do.

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Red Duke Trauma Institute Newsletter


Features helpful articles about our services, case studies relevant to clinical protocols and information about available educational opportunities for healthcare professionals and first responders.

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Trauma Ready

Life Flight 40th Anniversary