ETMC Clarksville has been re-designated a Level IV trauma center
by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The state conducted a survey of the hospital's trauma
program on May 22. ETMC Clarksville passed the survey with no
deficiencies and earned re-designation as a Level IV trauma center
The designation indicates team members at ETMC Clarksville are
qualified and equipped to treat seriously injured trauma patients,
or stabilize and then transfer patients to a higher level trauma
center, if more advanced care is needed.
ETMC Clarksville is one of 187 Level IV trauma centers in the
state. Of the 580 plus hospitals in Texas, 48 are designated Level
III trauma centers; 17 are designated Level II and 16 are Level
"We are so proud to have earned re-designation as a Level IV
trauma center," said Jeff Nichols, RN, emergency department
supervisor and trauma coordinator at ETMC Clarksville. "It is a
true reflection of the hard work of our team members and their
commitment to providing the best care to our patients, especially
those facing a traumatic injury."
To earn the designation, a hospital must meet a comprehensive
list of requirements established by the state, including having
certain equipment on hand, lab and radiology facilities that are
manned around the clock and meeting staffing requirements, which
include extensive trauma training, among others.
"The trauma designation reflects the quality of care patients
receive at ETMC Clarksville," said Nichols. "When a patient has
suffered a traumatic injury time is of the essence. We are proud to
provide high quality trauma care conveniently for the people of
Clarksville and Red River County."
ETMC Clarksville is part of ETMC's network of emergency
facilities across East Texas. ETMC EMS provides emergency transport
services across the region via ambulance and ETMC Air 1
At the heart of this network is the region's first and only
Level I trauma center at ETMC Tyler. Being a Level I trauma center
means holding to the highest standards in the nation, having a
trauma surgeon on site 24 hours a day, being equipped with advanced
technology and conducting research to stay current with innovations
in trauma care.