CHRISTUS Santa Rosa–New Braunfels Trauma Program Earns Perfect Survey Score
January 11, 2019
(New Braunfels, TX) – CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels has been re-designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS).
The hospital received recognition with a perfect score from the state surveyors whom reported zero deficiencies and a highly regarded trauma program. As the only hospital in Comal County to be designated as a trauma center, CHRISTUS Associates, physicians and hospital volunteers are proud to serve the citizens of the community and surrounding areas.
A Level IV trauma center provides an important service to the community. The designation process and requirements for a Level IV Trauma Center include instituting policies that expedite safe patient care, providing ongoing trauma education to hospital Associates, promoting the most current evidence-based care, and having a dedicated public injury prevention program.
Over the last couple of years, the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels’ Trauma Team has worked closely with the New Braunfels Fire Department to provide Stop the Bleed classes to almost 1,000 community members.
“Working closely with our EMS providers in the county and surrounding areas allows us to utilize communication systems to provide the highest standard of care when seconds matter,” said Dr. David Gonzalez, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels Trauma Medical Director.
“We want our community to have the fullest confidence in the level of care they will receive when they visit our emergency department,” said Jim Wesson, President of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels. “We are honored to receive zero deficiencies and the recognition of the outstanding level of care our many Associates, nurses and doctors provide to their patients each day.”