August 10, 2020 – Ochiltree General Hospital is excited to announce that your local Emergency Department was recently named as one of four deficiency-free trauma facilities out of 100 hospitals surveyed by the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2020.
Under a program designed to rate trauma facilities throughout the state of Texas, healthcare facilities undergo surveys to designate their trauma level – having to do with the number of trauma services available on site – as well as whether all services and staff are operating to the optimal level. Ochiltree General Hospital undergoes a survey and designation cycle every four years. During the third year of the cycle, a surveyor visits Ochiltree General and compiles documentation which is then submitted to the State for approval.
“For our hospital, this is affirmation that our trauma staff are performing their jobs to the highest levels and providing the excellent care we have always been committed to providing to our community,” says Chief of Medical Staff at Ochiltree General Dr. Manon E. “Tripps” Childers. “What this means for our community is that each and every community member can rest assured knowing their local trauma staff are properly trained and committed to caring for them like family now and well into the future.”
This accomplishment is possible with support from the Dean Allen Willis Foundation at Ochiltree General Hospital. Funds from this foundation are used solely for Emergency Room and Trauma Education for both staff and physicians.
A special thank you to Ochiltree General Assistant Chief Nursing Officer and Trauma Coordinator Jyme Kinnard for her tireless work to make this survey – and her departments – successful.
The Emergency Department at Ochiltree General Hospital is a state-certified Level IV Trauma Center available to our community 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Staffed by specially trained emergency room providers and nurses proficient in advanced trauma life support, you can count on the ER Department at OGH when seconds matter. For more information on your local Emergency Department, please visit www.ochiltreehospital.com/emergency-department.
Ochiltree General Hospital, your hometown critical access hospital, offers an expansive collection of programs and services designed with you in mind. From our Obstetrics and Women’s Health services to the programs at The Seasons Assisted Living, our aim is to provide for you and your loved ones no matter the stage of life or need.