The designation makes Medical City Alliance the first and only hospital in North Fort Worth with a trauma Level III classification, according to a hospital news release. The designation reflects the hospital's commitment to optimal care for severely injured patients, the release said.
“We just learned [May 27] that our pursuit of trauma Level III is now complete,” said Matt Eiserloh, the director of public relations for Medical City Alliance. “We are the first Level III in North Fort Worth, so this is exciting news for the community.”
The designation is a result of a comprehensive review process by the DSHS using American College of Surgeon standards. To be awarded the classification, a hospital must demonstrate a commitment to comprehensive regional care for all aspects of injury from prevention to rehabilitation, the release said.
Medical City Alliance treats around 1,200 trauma patients on a yearly basis, along with more than 40,000 emergency room visits. The hospital also provides 24-hour coverage by board-certified general surgeons, as well as orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, radiology, critical care and other specialty services.
“This accomplishment serves as further evidence of our commitment to the community and the surrounding region,” Medical City CEO Glenn Wallace said in the release. “Medical City Alliance is committed to providing advanced trauma services in the North Fort Worth area [and] eliminating the need for neighbors to travel long distances for a higher level of care during an emergency.”
Additional services provided by Medical City Alliance as a Level III trauma center include:
- trauma resuscitation rooms within a 12-bed emergency department;
- trauma operating rooms available 24/7;
- an eight-bed trauma and multispecialty intensive care unit; and
- availability of orthopedic surgery, interventional radiology, laboratory services and a blood bank.