DHR: ‘Functioning’ Level 1 trauma center to be announced Wednesday

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance will soon be home to the only Level 1 trauma center in the region, according to a DHR news release.

DHR stated in the release that the hospital is set to announce the opening of the facility at a press conference on Wednesday. A Level I trauma center is capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation, according to the American Trauma Society.

Currently, the closest Level 1 trauma center is in Corpus Christi. There are currently 18 in the state.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated to clarify the source of the announcement coming from a news release.