The latest Both Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital and the Pearland Medical Center are striving toward Level 4 trauma designation. Examples of trauma victims include people who have been shot or were seriously injured in a severe car accident. This designation would allow both hospitals to provide initial levels of trauma care to trauma patients before the patients are transferred to a hospital that with a higher designation. The highest level of trauma care is Level 1. As it stands, the closest trauma care center is Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, which has a Level 3 designation. Pearland Medical Center also finished building out its fourth surgery area in December.
What’s next Pearland Medical Center will work on program accreditation for its emergency room, as well as work on starting a pediatrician in the ER. The Pearland Medical Center will also be working on the chest pain accreditation survey, stroke accreditation survey and the designation for EMS services to come to its facility. Memorial Hermann will launch its advanced cardiac surgery program in 2018. This open-heart surgery program will be implemented at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. The hospital will add additional operating rooms, ICU beds, equipment and instrumentation to accommodate the new program.
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