Baylor Scott & White McKinney has received a Level II designation for its trauma center, according to a news release.

The designation, determined by the Texas Department of State Health Services, is the second-highest designation signifying the level of care in a trauma center. The hospital is also the second in McKinney to receive this designation and third in Collin County, according to a representative of the hospital.

“We are excited to achieve the Level II trauma designation," BS&W McKinney President Tim Bowen said. "I commend everyone, including our local EMS and first responders, who worked diligently to help achieve this Level II trauma designation. This furthers our mission and commitment to serve the community."

The facility is one of only 27 Level II trauma centers in the state, according to the Texas Health and Human Services’ website. The designation requires emergency medicine physicians and nurses at the facility to have trauma-specific continuing education and certifications that assist in the stabilization and care of trauma patients.

Trauma centers with a Level II designation are able to provide “decisive care” for traumatically injured patients with immediate coverage from specialists, including surgeons, according to the hospital’s website.

BS&W McKinney saw over 43,000 patients in its emergency room in the last fiscal year, according to the news release.