TMC recognized by state as Level 3 Trauma Center

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DENISON, Tex. ― Texoma Medical Center has been recognized by the State Department of Health Services as a Level 3 Trauma Center.

As a Level 3 facility, TMC has sufficient staff, equipment, and rehabilitative services to care for patients with extensive injuries.

Officials say the designation will allow them to care for patients who otherwise would have to go to Oklahoma City or Dallas for treatment.

"We are able to rapidly evaluate all of our patients care for the ones definitively that we can care for here which is about 95% and transfer the rest to a Level 1 or Level 2 Trauma Center that has additional capacity and capability for caring for these severely injured patients," trauma medical director Mark Dickson said.

TMC is one of 41 hospitals in Texas to be awarded this designation.


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  • by longtime texoman Location: texoma on May 2, 2009 at 07:56 PM
    To nurse: which two favilities do you mean? Only one I see of any merit is TMC. If you mean another hospital down US75 in the Metroplex, then maybe you're right, because I know you don't mean Wilson N. Jones. I don't know who this OOTO fellow is, but he hit a nerve that apparently you didn't want hit.
  • by nurse Location: texoma on Apr 29, 2009 at 08:22 PM
    we are very fortunate to have two facilities to choose from. they both offer quality health care. i don't recall picking a hospital because of their cooking abilities...and btw...it is spelled 'staph' infections.
  • by OOTO Location: Texoma on Apr 24, 2009 at 10:32 PM
    WNJ has employee drama, arrogant ER docs, gossipy nurses, and a so-called "cafeteria" that serves what is laughingly called food. Even the Jello is deep-fried. If that's a fine standard of health care, I'll take my business down the highway. Oh wait, I already do!
  • by Boo Location: Sherman on Apr 22, 2009 at 06:35 PM
    TMC is the filthist hospital I have EVER been to. I guess you get the quality you hire. Sit in a room and really look at the floors. Mounds of dirt in the corners and really a poor mop job overall. Staff infection anyone?
  • by sherman Location: sherman on Apr 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM
    The services at TMC are the same as they have always been (since 1999) the certification has more to do with statistics and available services. WNJ offers the same services but does not hold the certification.
  • by Caring Mom Location: Grayson on Apr 22, 2009 at 07:37 AM
    When will the new facility be open? I have delt with both hospitals here on a number of occassions and ABSOLUTELY prefer TMC!!! The other hospital was dirty, rude and very preoccupied among themselves (gossiping about each other)rather than the patients. I know I'm just one person; but I am SO happy that TMC will be opening a new facility a little closer to home! KUDOS to the fine people @ TMC!!!!
  • by anon Location: denison on Apr 19, 2009 at 03:07 AM
    TMC got their level 3 back in 1999. When and why did they loose it?
  • by happy Texoman Location: Grayson County on Apr 14, 2009 at 06:15 PM
    At last, folks in the Sherman-Denison area have a chance of survival from nasty accidents that they never had before. Kudos to TMC, and can't wait until your new building is done!
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