February 02, 2016

Pictured left to right: John Zerwas, M.D and Congressman, District 28 Texas House of Representatives; Mary Frost, BSN RN, CRMC Trauma Director; Monica Sanders, MSN, RN, Conroe Regional Medical Center Trauma Manager; Kenneth Helmer, M.D., Conroe Regional Medical Center Trauma Assistant Medical Director

Level II Trauma Capable Hospital Awarded the Best in Category

Conroe, TX, February 2, 2016— Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) announced today that it received the prestigious 2016 Trauma System of Care Award from Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC). Nine hospitals in SETRAC’s jurisdiction applied for the Trauma System of Care Award. Conroe Regional Medical Center accepted the award at SETRAC’s inaugural banquet with 600 first responders, healthcare providers and government leaders in attendance.

“The 2016 Trauma System of Care Award recognizes the hospital and medical staff’s commitment to providing the highest level of care for our patients. We are committed to providing patients with timelier access to potentially life-saving trauma care,” said Matt Davis, Chief Executive Officer.

What the award means:
The Trauma System of Care Award recognizes Conroe Regional Medical Center as the best of nine hospitals in the SETRAC region for the excellence in the development and advancement of major trauma services.

Why is it important:
A SETRAC funded study indicated that Montgomery County would need a Level II Trauma Center to meet the needs of the growing population. CRMC was recognized even before attaining a Level II trauma designation, an effort it hopes to attain by mid-2016. In order to achieve designation, the hospital has added surgical and support staff to offer 24/7 trauma service in orthopedics, ophthalmology, facial trauma, plastics and anesthesia. The hospital also provides extensive services in neurosurgery and interventional radiology care.

How does the general public benefit:
Potential patients and family members benefit because they are able receive life-saving trauma care more quickly without having to be transported outside of their community.

About Conroe Regional Medical Center

Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a tertiary acute care hospital that has been serving the community for more than 75 years. It provides a 24-hour Trauma III emergency care center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac care services, women’s center, daVinci robotic surgery, neurosciences, pediatric care, rehabilitation therapy, sleep center, radiology, hyperbaric medicine, diagnostic/imaging services, wound care facility and has a Satellite Imaging Center – Lake Area Imaging in Montgomery. CRMC is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, has an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, Top Performer on Joint Commission Key Quality Measures Award 2011-2014, Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Award, Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award, TMF Award of Excellence in Quality, an American College of Radiology Award, full Accreditation for Quality and Excellence in MRI, Texas Ten Step Designation, and Pathway to Excellence Designation for nursing care. For more information on Conroe Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, please call 936-539-1111 or go to

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: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6  off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that 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