The Level II trauma center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center includes affiliated board-certified trauma surgeons as well as a highly trained team of staff and the high-tech, life-saving technology to care for patients with the most serious of injuries.
Verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), our trauma center has the capabilities to care for severe and debilitating injuries such as dangerous falls, motor vehicle accidents, occupational injuries, crush injuries, and trauma due to personal violence. With two helipads and access to Memorial Hermann’s critical care air medical transport, Life Flight®, patients in The Woodlands and surrounding areas can receive the critical care they need within minutes…and in trauma care; minutes can make the difference between life and death.
We achieve high-quality, patient-centered outcomes by optimizing multidisciplinary care for our injured patients. This requires expertise in the collaboration of multiple related services, such as:
Our full spectrum of services includes:
Approximately half of the patients that receive trauma care at our hospital are aged 65 and older with the majority of injuries resulting from unintentional falls. However, falling is NOT an inevitable part of aging. Knowing your fall risk is an important step in preventing these falls. Find out your risk for falling and talk to your healthcare provider regarding your individual results to see what steps you can take to reduce your risk.
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is committed to preventing falls among our older adult population. Our robust fall prevention program is available free of charge to the community and includes the following:
Stop the Bleed is a 1.5 hour hands-on course aimed at providing members of the community, who have little or no medical training, with the knowledge and skills to provide basic trauma care and hemorrhage control prior to the arrival of EMS personnel. The course teaches participants how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding by applying direct physical pressure to wounds, packing wounds, and applying tourniquets.
Stop the Bleed classes are offered to schools, entertainment venues, hotels and resorts, residential living complexes, businesses and more. To schedule a Stop the Bleed class at your location, please contact our Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator or call (713) 897-2831.
The Trauma Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is a member of The American Trauma Society’s Trauma Survivor Network (TSN). You can visit our TSN site here for an extensive list of local and national resources and to register for local TSN benefits and future trauma survivors’ activities or contact our local TSN Coordinator.
The Trauma Survivors Network is a community of patients and survivors looking to connect with one another and rebuild their lives after a serious injury. The underlying goal of their resources and programs is to ensure a stable recovery for the survivors of trauma and to connect those who share similar stories.
Resources offered through the TSN include other survivor stories, online self-management recovery classes, peer support, and an extensive list of resources from topics like traumatic injuries to pain management and rehabilitation among others.
PTSD is a type of anxiety that occurs in response to a traumatic event and was first recognized in combat veterans. PTSD had defined symptoms that are present for at least 4 weeks. While all patients are likely to experience at least a few of the PTSD symptoms, that does not mean they actually have PTSD. The patient must have a certain number of symptoms for a certain length of time in order to be diagnosed with PTSD. Only a mental health professional can diagnose PTSD, but if these symptoms are recognized in the trauma patient, it may be a sign that help is needed. Click here for more information on PTSD. You do NOT need to be a veteran to receive help.
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Memorial Hermann The Woodlands partners with the UTHealth Houston Trauma and Resilience Center to provide services to trauma patients experiencing PTSD.
The UTHealth Houston Trauma and Resilience Center is a multidisciplinary treatment, research, and education center devoted to helping people who are experiencing psychological problems in the aftermath of traumatic life experiences. They offer home-telemedicine, evidence-based, trauma-focused care for patients struggling with complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma-related behavioral health conditions. Their team of expert clinicians and staff serve people impacted by disasters, severe accidents and other traumatic events, veterans and their families, first responders and their families, elder abuse and domestic violence survivors directly in their homes via telemedicine on your computer, phone, tablet or other device.
Informed by the latest advances in research and treatment, they are dedicated to helping patients overcome trauma, build resiliency and improve their quality of life. For more information, call them today at (713) 486-2630, visit their website or send an email to TRC@uth.tmc.edu.