Baylor Scott & White–Centennial now Level III trauma center

The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Centennial as a Level III trauma center. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White)
The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Centennial as a Level III trauma center. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White)

The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Centennial as a Level III trauma center. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White)

The Texas Department of State Health Services recently designated Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Centennial as a Level III trauma center.

That designation means the hospital has physicians and nurses with the education and certifications to handle patients with significant trauma. It is the first hospital in Frisco with any level of trauma designation and one of only 57 Level III medical centers in the state.

“Baylor Scott & White–Centennial obtaining the state designation as a Level III trauma center in such a short period of time showcases the phenomenal commitment our caregivers and leaders have in serving our community," said Dr. Lam Le, trauma medical director at Baylor Scott & White–Centennial, in a press release announcing the designation. “We look forward to caring for our patients and community with quality care and the highest level of service.”

Medical City Plano is the closest Level I trauma center to Frisco. The two closest Level II trauma centers are Medical City Denton and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

Level I and II centers provide the same level of care for trauma patients and have a full range of specialists and equipment. Level I trauma centers differ from Level II facilities because they have specialists on-hand 24/7 and also offer research and teaching.


Level III facilities have the resources for emergency surgery and intensive care for most trauma patients. Surgeons and specialists are on call and are required to respond within 30 minutes.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is editor of the Frisco edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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