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Level II Trauma Designation at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen

Very often, there is little to no choice when and where a traumatic accident will occur. At Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen, it is our goal to provide our community with the highest level of quality care possible, especially in times of emergency.

The Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen Trauma Center has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The Trauma Center has also been designated as a Level II Trauma Center by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. t is the first Level II Trauma Center in the Rio Grande Valley since 2018.

A facility with Level II trauma designation:

  • Can initiate ultimate care for all injured patients
  • Offers 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons
  • Provides coverage in specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care
  • Provides trauma prevention and continuing education programs for staff
  • Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program

This achievement recognizes the Trauma Center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients in the Rio Grande Valley.

In emergency care, time is everything. We’re focused on getting you in, getting you seen by the doctors and nurses, and getting you better. Reduce your wait in the hospital by checking in at home. If you have a non-life-threatening emergency, you can skip the waiting room by scheduling your visit online with our InQuicker ER Online Check-in.

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