UMH earns trauma distinction

After a two-day survey by the Texas EMS Trauma and Acute Care Foundation, Uvalde Memorial Hospital has received re-designation as a Level 4 Basic Trauma Facility by the Department of State Health Services. Trauma levels range from 1-4.

The UMH trauma program has improved throughout the years and for the first time has achieved a survey with zero deficiencies.

“We achieved this through teamwork, hard work, and discipline. I am very proud of our team,” said Nelson Dungo, UMH trauma coordinator.

UMH was one of a handful of hospitals throughout the state of Texas to have accomplished the survey with zero deficiencies in 2019.

Requirements are designed to ensure there are processes, protocols, training, and resources in place to provide high quality, evidence-based trauma care for the best possible outcomes and a method for continual process improvement.

“Obtaining a perfect trauma survey score is an example of what can be accomplished when multiple departments in the hospital come together to make sure that our trauma patients are given the best care in a timely manner,” said Robert Garcia, UMH director of nursing.


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