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Expanded Trauma Coverage Available at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano|
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.
“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.
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