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Expanded Trauma Coverage Available at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
01/16/2012

PLANO, Texas — Trauma is the leading cause of death in Texas for people up to age 44, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. And for each person that dies at least another six people are injured by trauma.

When an accident happens, having a trauma center nearby can make all the difference. That’s why Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is always working to expand its services.

Texas Health Plano is now working with North Texas Surgery, a local group of general surgeons, to handle trauma call coverage in the emergency department. The hospital is certified by the state as an Advanced Level III Trauma Facility.

Drs. Gary White, Ramsey Stone, Jeremy Carrasco, and Dean Cione
Trauma surgery coverage is provided by (from left): Drs. Gary White, Ramsey Stone, Jeremy Carrasco, and Dean Cione.
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“We feel that providing these services in the Tollway corridor of Collin County, adjacent areas of Denton County and far northern segments of Dallas County is an important part of our facility’s mission,” said Dr. Jeffrey Canose, FACHE, hospital president. “We work each day with surgeons, intensivists, hospitalists and other medical staff to provide quality trauma care for our patients. Having a highly respected surgical team in place is crucial in addition to education and outreach initiatives to keep community members safe.”

Providing trauma surgery coverage at Texas Health Plano are Drs. Jeremy Carrasco, Dean Cione, Ramsey Stone, and Gary White. Members of the group are all board certified in general surgery and members of the American College of Surgeons. White will serve as medical director of the trauma program in 2012.

“We are pleased to step into this role at Texas Health Plano,” said Cione, who will be serving as president of the medical staff at the hospital in 2012. “We have been treating patients at the hospital for years. As general surgeons we treat a wide range of cases and we continue to expand our practice and our techniques, such as operating with the daVinci Surgical Robot.”

The trauma program doesn’t just impact the emergency or operating rooms. Texas Health Plano offers a variety of education and outreach opportunities for hospital personnel and those in the community, such as CPR classes and child safety seat testing.

In addition to being an Advanced Level III Trauma Facility, the hospital is designated as a Magnet Recognition Program for excellence in nursing and as a Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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