Trauma Care

While no one expects to experience a trauma, it can happen to anyone, any time, any place. Thousands of people who have received lifesaving care at Ben Taub Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center or at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital’s Level III Trauma Center (the busiest in the state) are living proof of the medical trauma expertise of the dedicated staff.

With an international reputation for excellence, the Ben Taub Hospital Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center is one of only two Level I trauma centers in Harris County. Staffed by physicians from Baylor College of Medicine, this Houston trauma center provides the highest level of comprehensive care for patients with serious injuries or illness.

Affiliated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital Level III trauma center provides comprehensive medical and surgical services to patients in northeast Houston who do not require neurosurgical consult or treatment. Emergency physicians and nurses assess, resuscitate, stabilize and initiate a transfer, if necessary.

These regional trauma centers play a central role in responding to community emergencies, saving lives and returning those who are seriously injured back to their communities and families.



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