Local hospital operating as a Level 1 Trauma Center

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EDINBURG, Texas – Doctors Hospital at Renaissance health officials say they are now operating as a Level 1 Trauma Center. Bringing highly specialized surgical care to the Rio Grande Valley.

Hospital officials say the facility is capable of providing the Valley with complete and comprehensive care for patients suffering traumatic injuries. DHR representatives say they have been at the forefront of trauma care in the Rio Grande Valley and will continue to bring more medical and specialities services to the region.

In the past three years more than 800 patients in the Valley have been transferred to a San Antonio facility to receive Level 1 Trauma Care.

Dr. Raul Barreda, Trauma Medical Director, “Having to displace families with an economic burden, with social support structures being taken away, with missing work and missing school is unacceptable.”

For the hospital to be offically recognized as a Level 1 Trauma Facility they must receive approval from the American College of Surgeons, adding they are preparing for a visit from the organization for the verification.

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