Clear Lake October 01, 2014

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Offers Level II Trauma Capabilities

Only Level II Trauma Capable Facility In The Region

WEBSTER, TX, – Clear Lake Regional Medical Center (CLRMC) is now officially operating as Bay Area Houston’s sole Level II trauma capable facility.

A trauma victim’s chance of survival is greatest if care is received in the “Golden Hour” from the time of severe injury.  Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s Level II Trauma Capabilities help trauma patients receive critical care immediately; preventing them from having to be transported to the medical center.

“Our world-class physicians and staff are prepared to provide the community with high-quality, affordable Level II trauma care – including $177,00 in renovations to the emergency department to prepare for Level II trauma patients,” said Stephen K. Jones, Chief Executive Office of CLRMC.

The Trauma Services department provides immediate care for trauma patient’s 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and cares for a total spectrum of patients and of all ages. CLRMC has two dedicated trauma rooms and a helipad adjacent to the emergency department, as well as a dedicated OR suite with a surgical team available at the hospital 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Trauma Services are composed of physicians in the specialties of General Surgery, Anesthesia, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastics/Hand, Otolaryngology, Urology Ophthalmology and Cardiovascular Surgery. The general surgeons are trauma trained.

All critical care and emergency nurses have special training in trauma nursing and advanced cardiac and pediatric life support.

Go to clearlakermc.com/ (insert hyperlink here) to learn more about CLRMC’s trauma capabilities.

About Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is a full-service hospital offering inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services. The campus includes The Heart & Vascular Hospital, Breast Diagnostic Center, Wound Care Center, a level III Neonatal ICU, the area’s only Pediatric Emergency Department and Pediatric ICU, and a comprehensive range of services for patients of all ages. With a medical staff of more than 1,000, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center employs more than 2,500 medical professionals and has served the community for more than 40 years. In 2013, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center invested $92 million in an expansion and renovation project that enhanced services to better serve the Bay Area Houston community. For more information, call 281-332-2511 or visit online at www.clearlakermc.com. For the latest news and updates, visit our website at www.clearlakermc.com or stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 12 hospitals, 8 ambulatory surgery centers, 14 diagnostic imaging facilities, 8 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center, which provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.